Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi – The Prophets (2)

Article 2 of 3 in the series Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi – The Prophets

Exposition | by | Volume 28, Issue 6 | November - December 2022

It was Zechariah’s turn. He was probably a much younger man than Haggai, chosen perhaps to appeal to a younger demographic. Remember, the people had divided along age lines when the work first stopped 15 years earlier. A week or so after Haggai had silenced the ageing grumblers, Zechariah stepped in to encourage the younger generation. He was a priest whose grandfather, Iddo, had travelled back from Babylon 15 years earlier. Zechariah was perhaps in his early 30s. He was also a prophet with a completely different approach to Haggai: Haggai was brief and blunt. Zechariah, on the other hand, would have loved PowerPoint! He presented many of the greatest word-pictures in the Bible, but he started with a very simple message, just like Haggai had. His first words were:

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