Ten days to go and you are done with the OT!! YOU GOT THIS!!! (if you are behind…have you thought about jumping in for the NT??) Oct.1.
This book is about the past, present and the future. Zechariah is called the Messianic Prophet. The book of Zechariah is quoted 40 times in the New Testament! Look below to see why we are squeezing it in here.
This book has 3 major parts to it. The 8 Visions (given all in one night), the 4 Messages, and the 2 Oracles. Do I understand this book! Nope! But let’s just chew on what we can and every time we read it we will peel off another layer.
This is a book of Eschatology (future events) just like Daniel and Ezekiel. Tomorrow we are going to jump into the first 7 chapters. It is not a long read BUT I do want you to know it is a Chiastic: a-b1-b2-c2-c2-b1-b2-a. If you need that in a visual here is an example:(but without the D’s)
Many chapters in the bible are chiastic however, it is not my thing. I took a class on it once and never went to the send session. Ha! BUT this one is worth looking at.
- Vision 1 and 8 correspond
- Vision 2 and 3 together correspond with 6 and 7
- Vision 4 and 5 are the center.
Good Luck! 🙃
If you want a little more, watch this. It definitely helped me. (the structure is at 1:45) BUT watch the whole thing..it’s so good!