Zechariah

[zek-uh-rahy-uh]
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British Dictionary definitions for zechariah

Zechariah

noun
  1. Old Testament
    1. a Hebrew prophet of the late 6th century bc
    2. the book containing his oracles, which are chiefly concerned with the renewal of Israel after the exile as a national, religious, and messianic community with the restored Temple and rebuilt Jerusalem as its centreDouay spelling: Zacharias
  2. a variant spelling of ZachariahSee Zacharias
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Word Origin and History for zechariah

Zechariah

masc. proper name, Biblical 11th of the Twelve Prophets; see Zachariah.

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