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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 14

This chapter deals with the last struggle of the nations against Jerusalem in the Birth-pains, the coming of the Messiah and some signs that go with that event. Eschatologically, the city has become a stronghold for replacement theology Christianity through

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 13

This chapter is closely related to the previous one and the people are comforted because they will be renewed and cleansed from sin and idolatry will be abolished. This chapter also deals with the shepherd who is killed and the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 12

This chapter deals with Israel being refined and in turn being the instrument of judgment on the nations. It also deals with repentance and restoration (in the peshat level). Eschatologically, it definitely refers to prophecies about the second coming, the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 11

Zech 11.1-17 is a chapter about the destruction of the Jewish people and shows the reasons why.  The destruction of Jerusalem, the inhabitants, and the Temple are discussed in figurative terms.  There will be a contrast between the good shepherd

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 10

Zech 10.1-12 is a further explanation about the complete redemption of Israel and contains no new promises. v 1…Ask rain (there are four words in Hebrew for rain, three of which occur in this verse) at the time of the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 9

The ninth to the fourteenth chapters will be apocalyptic in nature and full of prophecy. They will have the same thrust, dealing with the enemies of Israel and what happens to them, along with blessings to Israel. This chapter is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 8

After urging them to obey the Torah by remembering what happened to the previous generation, this chapter deals with the coming peace and prosperity of Israel, not only in the time of Zechariah, but fulfilled totally in the messianic kingdom.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 7

Zech 7.1-14 tells us about the the question as to whether certain fasts concerning the destruction of the Temple should be continued since the Temple was nearly half done; the message of the former prophets and what happened as a

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 6

This chapter tells us about a vision of four chariots and an command to make crowns of silver and gold for the Messiah, symbolized by Joshua (whose name was Yeshua) the high priest. v 1…Now I lifted my eyes and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 5

In the last chapter we saw the people who are rejoicing over the rebuilding of the Temple. Now we are going to see the other side and how the Lord will judge them. The measure of sin is filled up

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 4

Zech 4.1-14 tells us about a vision of the lampstand (or menorah, symbolic of the nation) and of two olive trees beside it. v 1… Then the angel (Hebrew “malak” or messenger) who was speaking with me (Zech 1.9) returned,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 3

This chapter relates to the restoration of the priesthood and it uses concepts related to Yom Kippur.  This is a court room scene, with the angel of the Lord as judge, Joshua as the accused and Satan as the prosecutor.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 2

Zech 2.1-13 shows Zechariah’s third vision and the development of Israel and the Kingdom of God until its final fulfillment. The vision itself is very simple with just a few items being shown to help interpret it. v 1…Then I

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Zechariah-Chapter 1

This prophecy concerns the rebuilding of the Temple and will be heavy in Temple imagery. It is a relatively short book but it is loaded with information.  Zechariah means “Yehovah remembers” and these prophecies are dated between 520 and 518

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The Book of Revelation-Chapter 22

1) And he showed me a river (a channel) of the water of life (Hebrew “mayim chaim” and associated with wisdom and true teaching, as opposed to springs without water, or false teaching as in 2 Pet 2.17) clear as

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The Book of Revelation-Chapter 21

This chapter includes imagery of the Olam Haba, the “eighth day” or after the Messianic Kingdom of 1000 years. This chapter contains Sukkot themes including concepts concerning “the eighth day”; “the Mount of the Lord”; “place of his holiness”; “courtyard

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The Book of Revelation-Chapter 20

1) And I saw and angel coming down from heaven having the key of the abyss (probably the same angel in 9.1-2) and a great chain (links of truth in combination) in his hand (verses 1-6 happens between Tishri 10

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The Book of Revelation-Chapter 19

1) After these things (the destruction of Babylon and the reaction) I heard, as it were, a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven (all believers in heaven), saying, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;

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The Book of Revelation-Chapter 18

This chapter deals with the “Babylonian” economic system that goes as far back as Genesis 10.8-10 and Genesis 11. The harlot and false religious system of Rev 17 is what is used to deceive the world, the economic system of

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The Book of Revelation-Chapter 17

This chapter deals with a concept in Scripture called the Virtuous Woman (Proverbs 31.10-31) and the Harlot (Proverbs 5.1-23; 7.1-27). This concept basically shows the contrast between the virtuous woman, who is seen as Torah observant, and the harlot, who

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