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Zachariah

[zak-uh-rahy-uh] /ˌzæk əˈraɪ ə/
noun
1.
the father of John the Baptist. Luke 1:5.
2.
a man referred to as a martyr by Jesus. Matt. 23:35; Luke 11:51.
3.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God is renowned.”.
Also, Zacharias, Zachary (for defs 1, 2).
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  • With the death of Zachariah begins the acute agony of Israel's dissolution.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • One of the masters, Zachariah Riney, taught near the Lincoln cabin.

  • This scene, the second of the act, takes place in Zachariah's tent.

  • He who toucheth you,” says the prophet Zachariah, “toucheth the apple of His eye.

    The Essence of Christianity Ludwig Feuerbach
  • Zachariah was born in the old home in Ardsley, Yorkshire, England.

    Cyrus W. Field; his Life and Work Isabella Field Judson
  • Zachariah of Mitylene says that more than 80,000 persons perished in the riot.

    Constantinople William Holden Hutton
  • He was an especial object of attention to Mr. Zachariah Blemish.

    Grif B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • With the public, Mr. Zachariah Blemish had never been so popular as he was now.

    Grif B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • As Zachariah began to recover strength he read the Ferguson.

Word Origin and History for Zachariah

masc. proper name, Late Latin Zacharias, from Greek Zakharias, from Hebrew Zekharyahu, literally "the Lord has remembered," from zakhar "he remembered."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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