By Anthony Robert Petterson
It demanding situations the scholarly consensus, going again to the thesis of Julius Wellhausen, that the excessive priest took over the function and prerogatives of the pre-exilic monarch within the early post-exilic interval. as a substitute, Zechariah simply envisages Joshua the excessive priest being reinstated to the temple tasks that have been undertaken ahead of the exile. in addition, Zechariah doesn't determine Zerubbabel because the promised destiny Davidic king ("Shoot"). particularly, Zechariah demonstrates a desire for the recovery of a Davidic king who may have a key position in temple development after the time of Zerubbabel.
The trust that Zechariah 11th of September and 12-14 are oracles that search to reinterpret prophecies that experience develop into tricky can be challenged. there's no powerful proof that the desire for the home of David in Zechariah 9-14 contradicts the presentation of Zechariah 1-8. This thesis indicates how those later chapters proceed and advance some of the topics relating to the Davidic wish in Zechariah 1-8.
The photograph of the Davidic wish that emerges from the ebook of Zechariah is in keeping with the expectancies of prior prophets and confirms that the e-book, while learn as an entire, offers a powerful impetus for later messianism within the post-exilic interval.
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89 However, he says “this expectation, clearly expressed in 9:9–10 and implicit in 10:4–5, becomes complicated in chaps. 11–13 and is entirely absent from chap. ”90 Zechariah’s presentation of the hope for the house of David is a problem for M. J. Selman. ”91 Furthermore, Zechariah’s 83. , 133. 84. , 136. 85. , 137–38. 86. Uffenheimer, “Zerubbabel,” 225. 87. Uffenheimer thinks it likely that Zerubbabel was removed from of¿ce on account of the suspicion that Zechariah and Haggai raised concerning him among the Persian of¿cialdom.
9–14. Cf. Black, “Messiah”. 136. Baldwin, Zechariah, 81, argues that the whole book was written by the prophet Zechariah. 137. , 125. 1 38 Behold Your King As to the future, Baldwin argues that when Zechariah speaks of the coming Shoot (3:8; 6:12), he is referring to a future ¿gure. 138 For Baldwin, 6:12–13 refers to a future leader who will unify the of¿ces of priest and king. Concerning the Shoot, Baldwin writes, “The old interpretation that Messiah is meant has not been displaced. Nowhere else in the Old Testament is it made so plain that the coming Davidic king will also be a priest.
Whereas, in chs. 1–8, Zechariah recognizes Zerubbabel as the Messiah and the restorer of the Davidic dynasty, in chs. 9–14 one learns that the leader has not yet appeared, and will not appear until the country over which he will rule has been subdued for him (9:1–10). Mitchell contends that there are no other references to the Messiah in this section, as 11:4–17 is “anything but a Messianic prophecy, while in ch. ”56 R. A. Mason suggests that it was the priestly circles who later developed chs.
Behold Your King: The Hope For the House of David in the Book of Zechariah by Anthony Robert Petterson