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.
F. B. Meyer (1847And#8211;1929) was one of the most knowledgeable and influential scholars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Born in England, Dr. Meyer accepted the Lord as a child. He authored more than seventy books and thirty-five booklets. In addition, he edited several magazines, including Worship and Work and Christian Treasure and wrote prefaces for more than twenty literary works. He is chiefly remembered for his Bible biographies. Besides his literary endeavors, Dr. Meyer held pastorates in Leicester, York, and London. His ministry also included traveling worldwide, preaching and teaching from his extensive knowledge of the Scriptures. Meyer's friendship with the famous soulwinner D. L. Moody sparked a new phase of evangelism in the author's life. As a result, the Lord used him to bring many people to Christ.