Zechariah 14, Even More

Continuing still with Zechariah 14, we see the consequences received by the nations participating in the attack on Jerusalem: 12 “Now this is the plague with which Adonai will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot when they are standing on their feet; their eyes will rot in their […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Insights With Rabbi Jeff| Zechariah 12

Zechariah 12 Zechariah 12 begins with the words, “Massa d’var Adonai al Yisrael,”. “Massa”, so frequently translated “burden”, can also mean something along the order of debt. It refers to the absolute passion of the Lord for the people and land of Israel. As is so apparent from Zechariah and all the prophets, indeed, all […]

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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 […]

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