Biblical Concept: Messiah in Zechariah


Introduction: Zechariah, the prophet, wrote more statements about the future Messiah than any other Old Testament book--except Isaiah.  Zechariah wrote in the early 500’s BC.  The Hebrew people had returned from Babylonian captivity and received encouragement from Zechariah to complete rebuilding the Temple, and their Jewish lives, before arrival of the Messiah.  Israel’s role in a Messiah for the world was an encouragement for a struggling nation.


3:8-10, My servant the Branch[1], the Stone[2], and Millennial blessing.

6:12-13, The Branch will build the Millennial Temple. (Second Advent)

9:9-10, First and Second Advent.

12:10, Weeping over the pierced Messiah. (Second Advent)

13:1-9, Messiah will cleanse Jerusalem. (Second Advent)

14:1-21, The Messiah’s second advent.













[1] Compare “Branch” in Jeremiah 23:5 and Jeremiah 33:15.

[2] Compare “Stone” in Psalm 118:22, Matthew 21:42, 1 Peter 2:6, and Romans 9:30-33.