2197. Zacharias
Strong's Concordance
Zacharias: Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, Zechariah, the son of Barachiah
Original Word: Ζαχαρίας, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: Zacharias
Phonetic Spelling: (dzakh-ar-ee'-as)
Short Definition: Zechariah
Definition: Zechariah, (a) a priest referred to as a son of Jehoiada, (b) another priest, father of John the Baptist.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2197: Ζαχαρίας

Ζαχαρίας, Ζαχαριου, (זְכַרְיָה and זְכַריָהוּ i. e. whom Jehovah remembered), Zacharias or Zachariah or Zechariah;

1. a priest, the father of John the Baptist: Luke 1:5, 12f, 18, 21, 40, 59, 67; Luke 3:2.

2. a prophet, the son of Jehoiada the priest, who was stoned to death in the middle of the ninth century before Christ in the court of the temple: 2 Chronicles 24:19ff; Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51. Yet this Zachariah is called in Matthew, the passage cited the son not of Jehoiada but of Barachiah. But most interpreters now think (and correctly) that the Evangelist confounded him with that more noted Zachariah the prophet who lived a little after the exile, and was the son of Barachiah (cf. Zechariah 1:1), and whose prophecies have a place in the canon. For Christ, to prove that the Israelites throughout their sacred history had been stained with the innocent blood of righteous men, adduced the first and the last example of the murders committed on good men; for the books of the Chronicles stand last in the Hebrew canon. But opinions differ about this Zachariah. For according to an ancient tradition, which the Greek church follows (and which has been adopted by Chr. W. Müller in the Theol. Studien und Kritiken for 1841, p. 673ff, and formerly by Hilgenfeld, krit. Untersuchungen üb. die Evangg. Justins, etc., p. 155 and die Evangg. nach ihrer Entstehung, p. 100), Zachariah the father of John the Baptist is meant (cf. Protevangelium Jacobi,

c. 23); others think (so quite recently Keim, iii. 184 (English translation, see 218), cf. Weiss, das Matthäusevang., p. 499) a certain Zachariah son of Baruch (according to another reading Βαρισκαιου), who during the war between the Jews and the Romans was slain by the zealots ἐν μέσῳ τῷ ἱερῷ, as Josephus, b. j. 4, 5, 4 relates. Those who hold this opinion believe, either that Jesus divinely predicted this murder and in the prophetic style said ἐφονεύσατε for φονευσετε (cf. Buttmann, § 137, 4; Winers Grammar, 273 (256) n.; § 40, 5 b.), or that the Evangelist, writing after the destruction of Jerusalem, by an anachronism put this murder into the discourse of Jesus. These inventions are fully refuted by Fritzsche on Matthew, the passage cited, and Bleek, Erklär. der drei ersten Evangg. ii., p. 177ff; cf. Hilgenfeld, Einl. in d. N. T., p. 487f; (and Dr. James Morison, Commentary on Matthew, the passage cited; B. D., under Zechariah 6, and under Zechariah 11).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of Hebrew origin (Zkaryah); Zacharias (i.e. Zechariah), the name of two Israelites -- Zacharias.

see HEBREW Zkaryah

Forms and Transliterations
Ζαχαρια Ζαχαρία Ζαχαριαν Ζαχαρίαν Ζαχαριας Ζαχαρίας Ζαχαριου Ζαχαρίου Zacharia Zacharía Zacharian Zacharían Zacharias Zacharías Zachariou Zacharíou
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Strong's Greek 2197
11 Occurrences

Ζαχαρία — 1 Occ.
Ζαχαρίαν — 2 Occ.
Ζαχαρίας — 4 Occ.
Ζαχαρίου — 4 Occ.

Matthew 23:35 N-GMS
GRK: τοῦ αἵματος Ζαχαρίου υἱοῦ Βαραχίου
NAS: to the blood of Zechariah, the son
KJV: the blood of Zacharias son
INT: the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah

Luke 1:5 N-NMS
GRK: τις ὀνόματι Ζαχαρίας ἐξ ἐφημερίας
NAS: named Zacharias, of the division
KJV: priest named Zacharias, of the course
INT: certain by name Zechariah of [the] division

Luke 1:12 N-NMS
GRK: καὶ ἐταράχθη Ζαχαρίας ἰδών καὶ
NAS: Zacharias was troubled when he saw
KJV: And when Zacharias saw
INT: and was troubled Zechariah having seen [him] and

Luke 1:13 N-VMS
GRK: Μὴ φοβοῦ Ζαχαρία διότι εἰσηκούσθη
NAS: to him, Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition
KJV: Fear not, Zacharias: for thy
INT: not Fear Zechariah because has been heard

Luke 1:18 N-NMS
GRK: καὶ εἶπεν Ζαχαρίας πρὸς τὸν
NAS: Zacharias said to the angel,
KJV: And Zacharias said unto
INT: And said Zechariah to the

Luke 1:21 N-AMS
GRK: προσδοκῶν τὸν Ζαχαρίαν καὶ ἐθαύμαζον
NAS: were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering
KJV: waited for Zacharias, and
INT: expecting Zechariah and they marveled

Luke 1:40 N-GMS
GRK: τὸν οἶκον Ζαχαρίου καὶ ἠσπάσατο
NAS: the house of Zacharias and greeted
KJV: the house of Zacharias, and
INT: the house of Zechariah and greeted

Luke 1:59 N-AMS
GRK: πατρὸς αὐτοῦ Ζαχαρίαν
NAS: and they were going to call him Zacharias, after
KJV: him Zacharias, after
INT: father of him Zechariah

Luke 1:67 N-NMS
GRK: Καὶ Ζαχαρίας ὁ πατὴρ
NAS: And his father Zacharias was filled
KJV: father Zacharias was filled
INT: And Zechariah the father

Luke 3:2 N-GMS
GRK: Ἰωάννην τὸν Ζαχαρίου υἱὸν ἐν
NAS: the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
KJV: the son of Zacharias in
INT: John of Zechariah son in

Luke 11:51 N-GMS
GRK: ἕως αἵματος Ζαχαρίου τοῦ ἀπολομένου
NAS: to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed
KJV: the blood of Zacharias, which
INT: to the blood of Zechariah the [one] having perished

11 Occurrences

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