Zechariah 14

The 14th chapter of Zechariah begins with what appears to be an unmitigated disaster. “Behold, a day of Adonai is coming when your plunder will be divided in your midst. I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to wage war. The city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women ravished. Half of […]

Insights With Rabbi Jeff | Zechariah 13

The 13th chapter of Zechariah continues on with the final restoration of Israel. Chapter 12 had detailed the political, military, and spiritual deliverance. God pours out the Spirit on Jerusalem, with the people responding with grief at the realization that the Deliverer, the Messiah, had come already and been missed. Now, in chapter 13, Adonai […]

Zechariah 11

Zechariah continues on much in the spirit of that which has been building in the text, which has been developing to this point. God’s people have been judged for rebellion, but, those nations charged with a disciplinary role have overreached their task and become abusers (Zechariah 1). God will now deal with the abusers while […]

“If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem”

by D. Blackburn “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,” a phrase that is often uttered, and yet, the weight and meaning behind it are seldom understood. This verse, found in Psalm 137:5, was the lament of the Psalmists upon being taunted by their captors at the beginning of the Babylonian exile. This phrase has become […]