Zachariah

Zachariah

[zak-uh-rahy-uh]
noun
1.
the father of John the Baptist. Luke 1:5.
2.
a man referred to as a martyr by Jesus. Matt. 23:35; Luke 11:51.
3.
a male given name: from a hebrew word meaning “God is renowned.”
Also, Zacharias, Zachary (for defs 1, 2).
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Zacharias, Zachariah or Zachary (ˌzækəˈraɪəs, ˌzækəˈraɪə, ˈzækərɪ)
 
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New Testament John the Baptist's father, who underwent a temporary period of dumbness for his lack of faith (Luke 1)
 
Zachariah, Zachariah or Zachary
 
n
 
Zachary, Zachariah or Zachary
 
n

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Zachariah
masc. proper name, L.L. Zacharias, from Gk. Zakharias, from Heb. Zekharyahu, lit. "the Lord has remembered," from zakhar "he remembered."
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Zachariah definition


remembered by the Lord. (1.) Son of Jeroboam II., king of Israel. On the death of his father there was an interregnum of ten years, at the end of which he succeeded to the throne, which he occupied only six months, having been put to death by Shallum, who usurped the throne. "He did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done" (2 Kings 14:29; 15:8-12). In him the dynasty of Jehu came to an end. (2.) The father of Abi, who was the mother of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:2).

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