VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH BIBLE INSTITUTE, VBCBI

HAGGAI --- ZECHARIAH

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HAGGAI (520 B. C.) --- ZECHARIAH (520-487 B. C.)

Victory Baptist Church Bible Institute

3rd year, 2nd semester; russkellyphd@yahoo.com

 

This is a faith ministry. Your assistance is appreciated.

 

HAGGAI (520 B. C.)

1. 1:1 When was Haggai written and under which ruling empire?

 

2. 1:4 What complaint did Haggai have with the people?

 

3. 1:5-15 What did God say their negligence of the temple caused?

 

4. 2:5-9 How was this prophecy fulfilled?

 

5. 2:14 By not putting God's temple first, how did Haggai describe the Jews?

 

6. 2:23 How will Governor Zerubabbel be a sign (signet) that God's prophecy will be fulfilled?

 

7. ZECHARIAH 1:1 What years are covered by Zechariah and under which ruling empire?

 

8. ZECHARIA 1:17 In the context of a destroyed city, what does God promise?

 

9. 2:11 When God restores Jerusalem for the final time, will He also include other nations?

 

10: 3:8 Who did God promise Joshua, the high priest, that He would send for the final restoration of Jerusalem?

 

Chapter 4 is symbolic about Governor Zerubabbel and High Priest Joshua being God's special servants. 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts." Again, Zerubabbel is a type of Christ (4:7).

 

11. 4:14 Who were Zerubabbel and Joshua types of in this verse?

 

Zechariah 5 is highly symbolic language about God's judgment of liars and those who swear falsely by His name.

 

12. 6:1-5 Are these the same 4 horses seen in Revelation 6:1-8? What do they represent?

 

13. 6:15 What does this verse tell us about God's time-table?

 

Chapter 7:1-3 tells of a remarkable event when Persian King Darius sent emissaries to pray to YHWH in the Temple. Zechariah reminded the Jews of their recent sins and captivity.

 

Chapter 8 unconditionally promises restoration of both Judah and Israel along with other nations who see the LORD.

 

NOTABLE TEXT: 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

 

WYCLIFFE BIBLE COMMENTARY:

Media-Persia: chapters 1-8

Greece: chapters 9-10; 9:1-8 Alexander the Great; 9:9 contrasts Christ with Alexander; 9:13-17 Maccabean victories over Greek Seleucids of Syria.

Rome: chapter 11; rejection of the Good Shepherd

Last Days: chapters 12-14

 

NOTEABLE TEXT:

Zech 11:12-13 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

11:13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was priced at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

 

14. 11:12-13 Of what is this the price in Exodus 21:32?

 

15. 11:16-17 To whom might this shepherd refer?

 

16. 12:1-3 Which nations will come against Jerusalem in the last days?

 

Chapter 12:4-9 is God's promises to protect Judah and Jerusalem in the last days.

 

17. 12:4-6 Repeat the class discussion on horses.

 

18. 12:10-14 What will Judah and Jerusalem do in the last days?

 

In chapter 13:1, with judgment about to fall on Jerusalem, it is aware of Jesus Christ --- a fountain is opened.

 

19. 13:8-9 What will happen after the leader of Judah is killed in 13:7?

 

20. 14:2 How many nations will attack Jerusalem?

 

21. 14:2b What will happen to the 1/3rd of the population who called upon the name of the LORD in 13:8-9.

 

22. 14:3-5 What will happen next?

 

23. 14:12-15 (out of sequence) How will God destroy the attacking nations?

 

THE MILLENNIAL MESSIANIC RULE OF CHRIST ON EARTH, 14:6-11, 16-21

 

24. 14:6-8 What is the main physical element of restoration?

 

25. 14:9-11, 16-21 What features of the Messianic Millennial kingdom on earth are described here?

 

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ANSWERS: HAGGAI --- ZECHARIAH

1. 1:1 Haggai was written in 520 B. C. to the returned remnant under the Persian Empire.

2. 1:4 They had built their own paneled houses and had stopped building the temple.

3. 1:5-15 The poor crops and bad weather were God's punishment

4. 2:5-9 God will keep his covenant made with Israel (2:5),

(1) the gospel message shook the entire known world (Acts 17:6),

(2) the "desire of all nations" which literally came to that temple was Jesus Christ,

(3) the presence of Jesus literally filled that temple with glory. Therefore

(4) the glory of the second temple was greater than the glory of Solomon's temple.

5. 2:14 unclean

6. 2:23 As God's servant, Zerubabbel is a type of God's deliverer. Compare: Babylon is called "my great army" (Joel 2:25) and King Cyrus is called God's "anointed" (Isa 45:1).

7. ZECHARIAH 1:1 Zechariah wrote between 520-487 B. C. under Persian rule.

8. 1:17 "I will yet choose Jerusalem."

9. 2:11 yes

10. 3:8; 6:12 The BRANCH, a descendant of David. Compare Isa 4:2; 11:1; Jer 23:5; 33:15

11. 4:14 The archangels Gabriel and Michael.

12. 6:1-5 No. They represent the Omniscient Holy Spirit knowing everything that happens on earth.

13. 6:15 God will unconditionally fulfill His promises through the prophets, but the conditional timing may depend upon the obedience of His people.

14. 11:12-13 The price of a gored slave.

15. 11:16-17 antichrist

16. 12:1-3 all nations

17. 12:4-6

(1) Neither side will depend upon their horses.

(2) If this happens at the end of the Millennium, there will be no weapons of war as we have today.

18. 12:10-14 They will mourn for the Messiah whom they have pierced because the spirit of grace will be poured out upon them.

19. 13:8-9

(1) Two-thirds of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will be killed (13:8).

(2) One third of the residents will call on the name of the LORD. And they shall say, The LORD is my God.

20. 14:2a all nations

21. 14:2b Half of the remaining 1/3rd will be captured and tortured.

22. 14:3-5

(1) God (Jesus Christ) will return (14:3).

(2) His feet will touch the Mount of Olives and it will split into a great valley from east to west (14:4).

(3) The remaining inhabitants of Jerusalem (1/6 of the original) will flee to the valley (14:5).

23. 14:12-15 The attacking nations will turn on each other. Their body parts being consumed.  

24. 14:6-8 Living waters from Jerusalem (Eze 47).

25. 14:9-11, 16-21

(1) YHWH will rule all the earth (14:9).

(2) The land of Israel will be a level fertile uplifted plain (14:10).

(3) A remnant of all the nations will come to worship YHWH in Jerusalem (14:16).

(4) God will withhold rain from unbelievers during the Messianic Reign (14:17-19).

(5) Every worshipper will act as his/her own priest and offer [memorial] sacrifices at the temple (14:21).

(6) No unbeliever will live in Israel (14:21).