The MacArthur Old Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted pastors and Bible scholars of our day. Each volume is aimed at being as comprehensive and accurate as possible, dealing thoroughly with the text without being unnecessarily technical. This series will help give a better, fuller, and richer understanding of God's Word, while challenging the reader to a vibrant personal spiritual walk.
No eschatology is complete or true which does not embrace the prophecy of Zechariah. Written to comfort Israel after the remnant's return from Babylon, Zechariah's message assured the Israelites that the Lord had not abandoned His people.
Filled with visions, prophecies, signs, and vivid imagery, this revelation traces the flow of history to its climax when Christ will reign over the earth from His throne in Jerusalem. Zechariah predicted the coming of Alexander the Great, the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, the tyranny of the Antichrist, the battle of Armageddon, and the millennial reign of Christ.
Emphatically, the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the primary figure in Zechariah's revelation. Zechariah predicted Christ's entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, His betrayal for thirty pieces of silver, and His sacrificial death. Zechariah also revealed Christ's future return to the Mount of Olives and the establishment of His kingdom over the earth. At that time, Israel will respond, "Yahweh is my God (Zech 13:9); and so "all Israel will be saved" (Rom 11:26).
History will then reach its climatic point and "Yahweh will be king over all the earth; in that day Yahweh will be the only one, and His name one" (Zech 14:9).
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