And he sought God in the days of Zechariah
Not that Zechariah, the last of the prophets save one, he lived three hundred years after this; nor he that Joash slew; but, as it may seem, a son of his, perhaps the same with him in ( Isaiah 8:2 ) ,
who had understanding in the visions of God:
who either had prophetic visions granted to him, or had divine wisdom to interpret such that others had; or, as others think, had a gift of interpreting the prophecies of others, the writings of Moses and David to which the Targum seems to agree; which paraphrases it,
``who taught in the fear of the Lord;''with which agree the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions; some copies read "in the fear of God"; as an ancient manuscript mentioned by Junius, and so the Talmud F12:
and, as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper;
in his kingdom, and against his enemies; even so long as he abode by the word, worship, and ordinances of God, of which instances are given, as follow.
F12 Vid. Buxtorf. Lex. in rad. (har) .