2:1 I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.
2:3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
As in Zechariah 1:8-11, the "man" of Zechariah 2:1 1 is "the angel that talked with me" of Zechariah 1:3 . The measuring-line (or reed) is used by Ezekiel Ezekiel 40:3 Ezekiel 40:5 as a symbol of preparation for rebuilding the city and temple in the kingdom-age. Here also it has that meaning, as the context ( Zechariah 2:4-13 ) shows. The subject of the vision is the restoration of nation and city. In no sense has this prophecy been fulfilled. The order is:
(2) the restoration of Israel, Zechariah 2:6 ;
(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .