Zechariah ministered to the little group of Jews who returned to Judah after the Babylonian Captivity. His first prophecy is dated just two months after Haggai’s call to finish rebuilding the Jerusalem temple (520 B.C.). Zechariah too encouraged the temple builders. But he went beyond Haggai in calling for personal spiritual and social renewal. Only continuing commitment to the Lord and to justice would prevent further judgment. Zechariah did predict that Judea would be dominated by Gentile powers for centuries. Yet he foresaw the appearance of the Messiah, who in God’s time will establish a purified Jerusalem as capital of His glorious kingdom.
|I.||Eight Night Visions||Zech. 1–6|
|II.||True Fasting||Zech. 7–8|
|III.||Messiah’s Advent/Rejection||Zech. 9–11|
|IV.||Messiah’s Return and Kingdom||Zech. 12–14|