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By Anthony Robert Petterson

This publication investigates the character of the desire for the home of David within the ultimate kind of the ebook of Zechariah. It focuses rather at the following topics: the jobs of Joshua and Zerubbabel; the character and id of the Shoot; the arriving King; the Shepherd; and the Pierced One.

It demanding situations the scholarly consensus, going again to the thesis of Julius Wellhausen, that the excessive priest took over the function and prerogatives of the pre-exilic monarch within the early post-exilic interval. in its place, Zechariah purely envisages Joshua the excessive priest being reinstated to the temple tasks that have been undertaken sooner than the exile. additionally, Zechariah doesn't establish Zerubbabel because the promised destiny Davidic king ("Shoot"). particularly, Zechariah demonstrates a desire for the recovery of a Davidic king who could have a key position in temple construction after the time of Zerubbabel.

The trust that Zechariah 9/11 and 12-14 are oracles that search to reinterpret prophecies that experience develop into challenging is additionally challenged. there is not any powerful facts that the desire for the home of David in Zechariah 9-14 contradicts the presentation of Zechariah 1-8. This thesis indicates how those later chapters proceed and improve a number of the topics relating to the Davidic wish in Zechariah 1-8.

The photo of the Davidic desire that emerges from the e-book of Zechariah is in keeping with the expectancies of prior prophets and confirms that the e-book, while learn as an entire, presents a robust impetus for later messianism within the post-exilic interval.

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Allen; London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, 1972), 329–30. 27. , 309. 28. P. D. Hanson, The Dawn of Apocalyptic: The Historical and Sociological Roots of Jewish Apocalyptic Eschatology (rev. ; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979), 227, 243, 247, 261, 283, 323. 29. , 245. 30 The immediate effect of Zechariah’s prophecy was to rally both the hierocrats and the visionaries together. 31 The result was a movement back to a temple theology centring on the Torah. Hanson argues that once the visionary elements of chs.

While Hanson does not say so explicitly, he implies that the visionary material reÀects Isa 56–66 where the Davidic hope is democratized. , 331. 38. Carroll, Prophecy, 166. 39. , 168. 40. Redditt, Zechariah, xxvii–xxviii. See also P. L. Redditt, “Zerubbabel, Joshua, and the Night Visions of Zechariah,” CBQ 54 (1992): 249–59 (254–58). 41. Redditt, Zechariah, 44. 42. , 144. Redditt argues (p. 103) that chs. 9–14 arose in different stages during the ¿rst half of the Persian period and was later redacted by a pro-Judahite reformer.

3 (Covent Garden: Williams & Norgate, 1863), 335. 11. , 325. 12. , 335. A similar view is presented earlier by W. Newcome, An Attempt Towards an Improved Version, a Metrical Arrangement, and an Explanation of the Twelve Minor Prophets (Dublin: Robert Marchbank, 1785), 182–202. 13. Carroll, Prophecy. 1 2. 1. The hope for the house of David is shifted in a priestly direction. A number of scholars argue that with the failure of Zerubbabel to take the throne, the Davidic hope shifted in a priestly direction.

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