Sagaria 9-14: ‘n Algemene oorsig

Authors

  • DF O’Kennedy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17570/ngtt.2008.v49n1.a07

Keywords:

Prophetic literature, Proto-Zechariah, Zecharia 9-14, Zechariah

Abstract

Zechariah forms one book in the Hebrew and Christian canons, but the definite literary, historical and theological differences between Zechariah 1-8 and 9-14 cannot be ignored. This is the second of two articles on the book of Zechariah and focuses on chapters 9-14 or Deutero-Zechariah. The aim of the article is to provide a general survey of Zechariah 9-14 and the major issues are discussed under the following headings: Relationship with the rest of the Bible; Unity of Zechariah; Authorship, dating and socio-historical background; Structure and division; Literary features; Theological message. Scholars differ over several issues in Deutero-Zechariah, especially the dating and socio-historical background. Sometimes the images and metaphors are difficult to understand, for example the shepherd imagery. But these five chapters played an important role in the time of the New Testament (cf several references) and must still play a prominent role today.

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Published

2008-06-30

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Articles • Artikels