Zechariah[a] was a person in the Hebrew Bible and traditionally considered the author of the Book of Zechariah, the eleventh of the Twelve Minor Prophets. He was a prophet of the Kingdom of Judah, and, like the prophet Ezekiel, was of priestly extraction.
The book of Zechariah introduces the prophet as the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo (Zechariah 1:1). The book of Ezra names Zechariah as the son of Iddo (Ezra 5:1 and Ezra 6:14), but it is likely that Berechiah was Zechariah's father, and Iddo was his grandfather.
On the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar, his feast day is February 8. He is commemorated with the other Minor Prophets in the calendar of saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church on July 31. The Roman Catholic Church honors him with a feast day assigned to September 6.
most identify this figure with the Zechariah of 2 Chron. 24:20–25, who was killed in the temple court
September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 116 days remain until the end of the year.Zechariah (given name)
Zechariah (Hebrew זְכַרְיָה), also transliterated as Zachariah and Zacharias, is a theophoric masculine given name of Hebrew origin, meaning "Yahweh remembers." It comes from the Hebrew word zakhar, meaning to remember, and yah, one of the names of the Jewish God. Though Zechariah is the original transliteration of the name and used in the English translation of the Book of Zechariah, Zachariah, spelled with the letter A instead of the letter E, is more popular, with a common diminutive being Zach (also Zac, Zack, and Zak). Due to its religious significance, variants of the name exist in numerous languages.Zechariah (list of biblical figures)
The male given name Zechariah is derived from the Hebrew זְכַרְיָה, meaning "The Lord has remembered." It has been translated into English in many variant forms and spellings, including Zachariah, Zacharias and Zachary.
It was the name of various men in the Bible.
Prophets in the Hebrew Bible
|Patriarchs / Matriarchs|
in the Torah
Mentioned in the
Italics indicate persons whose status as prophets is not universally accepted.
Extra-Quranic Prophets of Islam
|In Stories of the Prophets|
|In Islamic tradition|
|In Quranic exegesis|
Italics = While the figure has been revered by many Muslims, status as a prophet is not accepted by all.