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And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,

And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.

And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.

And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;

And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.

Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah.

And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,

Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

37:28 twenty pieces of silver. Twenty pieces of silver was the going price of a slave. In the time of Zechariah (and of Christ) it was thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12-13; Matthew 26:14-15).

45:1 known unto his brethren. There is a great similarity here to another dramatic confrontation that will come at the end of this age, when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to meet His brethren of the house of Israel, those who rejected Him and even urged His crucifixion, and who have continued to deny Him through all the centuries since. “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn” (Zechariah 12:10). It is largely because of this striking parallel that many have taken Joseph to be a type of Christ, even though the New Testament writers nowhere speak explicitly of Him in such a comparison.

21:32 thirty shekels of silver. This was the redemption price in the law specified for a slave. It was also the price received by Judas to betray the Lord Jesus (Zechariah 11:12; Matthew 26:15).

26:12 my people. This beautiful promise, originally limited to the children of Israel, will ultimately be fulfilled to all the redeemed in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:3; see also Exodus 6:7; Jeremiah 32:38; Zechariah 2:11).

23:21 shout of a king. It would be many years before Israel would have an earthly king. Balaam’s prophetic description could only apply to a coming King who would bring final victory to the people of God (Zechariah 9:9; 14:9,16; I Timothy 6:14,15).

28:1 above all nations. This magnanimous promise (conditional in part) was implicit in God’s original promise to Abraham. Because of Israel’s disobedience, it has been set aside in the present age. Nevertheless, it will ultimately be fulfilled when Israel as a nation turns back to the one true God of creation and redemption, the Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 2:2-4; Zechariah 14:9,17).

30:2 with all thine heart. There have been two major times of exile and two major returns of Israel to their land. In neither time, however, was the return characterized by complete repentance and return to God. The present state of Israel, for example, is strictly a secular state, and the Zionist movement which contributed largely to its establishment was predominantly atheistic. It is strongly opposed to Biblical Christianity and to acceptance of Jesus Christ as Messiah. Consequently, the fulfillment of the prophecies in this chapter must be still future (Romans 11:26; Zechariah 12:9-14; 14:8-11; Ezekiel 39:25-29). 30:14 word is very nigh. This passage (Deuteronomy 30:12-14) is quoted in Romans 10:6-8. It applies to the great truth of salvation through faith in Christ, rather than through the impossible burden of keeping the whole law. The “word” that brings one into right fellowship with God is not inaccessible in heaven or hell, but is in our own mouths and hearts, namely: “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).

32:10 apple of his eye. There are five references in the Bible to “the apple of the eye,” meaning the pupil of the eye, and speaking of something of great value to the owner. Three times (Deuteronomy 32:10, Lamentations 2:18 and Zechariah 2:8), the phrase refers to Israel as God’s choice permission. It is also applied to individual believers (Psalm 17:7-8). Perhaps most significantly, it is applied to the written word of God (Proverbs 7:1-2).

15:30 Mount Olivet. David wept as he ascended the Mount of Olives: a thousand years later, Jesus wept as He descended it unto Jerusalem (Luke 19:37,41). It was there He gave His great prophetic discourse (Matthew 24:3) and there He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14:26,32). It was from the Mount of Olives that He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:10-12), and to the Mount of Olives that He will descend from heaven when He returns (Zechariah 14:1,4).

18:3 did that which was right. It is a mark of God’s amazing grace that such a God-fearing king as Hezekiah could be the son of such a wicked king as Ahaz. Perhaps part of the credit should go to his mother Abi (II Kings 18:2), the daughter of Zachariah. One could speculate that the latter might have been the same as the godly prophet Zechariah who had served during the reign of King Uzziah (II Chronicles 26:5; 29:1). Also note below, on II Kings 18:5.

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