Zachariah

Zachariah [N] [H] [S]

remembered by the Lord.

  • Son of Jeroboam II., king of Israel. On the death of his father there was an interregnum of ten years, at the end of which he succeeded to the throne, which he occupied only six months, having been put to death by Shallum, who usurped the throne. "He did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done" ( 2 Kings 14:29 ; 15:8-12 ). In him the dynasty of Jehu came to an end.

  • The father of Abi, who was the mother of Hezekiah ( 2 Kings 18:2 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Zachariah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Zachariah [N] [E] [S]

    memory of the Lord
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Zachariah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Zachariah [N] [E] [H]

    (remembered by Jehovah ), or properly Zechariah.

    1. Son of Jeroboam II., fourteenth king of Israel, and the last of the house of Jehu. There is a difficulty about the date of his reign. Most chronologers assume an interregnum of eleven years between Jeroboams death and Zachariahs accession. The latter event took place B.C. 772-1. His reign lasted only six months. He was killed in a conspiracy of which Shallum was the head, and by which the prophecy in ( 2 Kings 10:30 ) was accomplished,
    2. The father of Abi or Abijah, Hezekiahs mother. ( 2 Kings 18:2 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Zachariah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ZACHARIAH

    zak-a-ri'-a (Zacharias; the King James Version, Zacharias):

    (1) The son of Barachiah, who, Jesus says, was slain between the temple and the altar (Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51). The allusion seems to be to the murder of Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada (2 Chronicles 24:20). In this case "Barachiah" would seem to be a gloss which has crept into the text through confusion with the name of the father of the prophet Zechariah, BERECHIAH (which see).

    (2) See ZECHARIAH.


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ZACHARIAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.