As the people of Israel returned from exile in Babylon, they found their nation, including their temple, in ruins. Out of this rubble came the prophet Zechariah with a message of hope, proclaiming that their God had not forsaken them. He was still at work and planned to live again with His people in Jerusalem. He would save them from their enemies and cleanse them from sin. Zechariah's prophecy of the coming Messiah would later serve the apostles as an explanation for the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and they would quote the prophet often in their gospels.
Legendary Bible scholar F. B. Meyer takes the reader through the book of Zechariah, providing background, context, and commentary that bring clarity and understanding to this important and God-inspired prophet of hope.