The Message of Zechariah: Your Kingdom Come, By Barry G. Webb alt
The Message of Zechariah
  • Length: 188 pages
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  • Published: March 11, 2016
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 8982
  • ISBN: 9780830889822

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The study of the book of Zechariah is bound to be enriching, for it is imbued from beginning to end with the same heart-cry that Jesus turned into a prayer for all of us: "Your kingdom come."

Here Barry G. Webb explores the kingdom of God as the prophet Zechariah apprehended it. In oracles and visions Zechariah challenged his hearers

  • to return to the coming kingdom
  • to cleanse themselves in anticipation of the cleansing fountain of God's grace
  • to restore the city of Jerusalem in preparation for its coming glorification

The promises of God in the book of Zechariah are meant to fuel the faithfulness of God?s people and prepare the way for the promised Messiah.

"Most Christian readers will be delighted to find that Warrington's book englightens, stimulates, and invigorates their thinking about the third person of the trinity. This primer on the Holy Spirit will be a valuable addition to church, seminary, and personal libraries."

Mary Schaefer Fast, Religious Studies Review, March 2011


General Preface


Chief Abbreviations


Zechariah's World
Zechariah Himself
The Book of Zechariah
Its Structure
Its Message
The Unity of Zechariah
Zechariah, Jesus and Us
One Final Comment
The Nature of Prophecy

Part 1: The Kingdom Prelude - Zechariah 1--6
A Call to Return to the Lord
Vision 1: The Man Among the Myrtle Trees
Vision 2: Four Horns and Four Craftsmen
Vision 3: A Man with a Measuring Line
Vision 4: Clean Garments for the High Priest
Vision 5: The Gold Lampstand and the Two Olive Trees
Vision 6: The Flying Scroll
Vision 7: The Woman in a Basket
Vision 8: Four Chariots
The Crowning of Joshua the High Priest

Part 2: Kingdom Consummation - Zechariah 7--14
A Call for True Fasting
The Question: Should We Continue to Fast?
False Fasting
The Kind of Fasting God Requires
The Lord Promises to Bless Jerusalem
Reasons for Celebration Now
Reasons for Celebration Then--in "Those" Days
Through Suffering to Glory
Oracle 1: God's Rule and Human Leaders
The Coming of the Warrior God
The Coming of the King
God's People Share in His Victory
True and False Shepherds
Two Shepherds: An Enacted Parable
Oracle 2: Day of Destiny in Jerusalem
Jerusalem's Enemies to Be Destroyed
Mourning for the One They Pierced
Cleansing from Sin
The Shepherd Struck, the Sheep Scattered
Let There Be Light! Zechariah 12--13 and the New Testament
The Lord Comes and Reigns


Barry G. Webb (PhD, Sheffield) is senior research fellow emeritus in Old Testament at Moore Theological College in New South Wales, Australia. His books include Five Festal Garments (NSBT) and Judges and Ruth (Preaching the Word).