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 in basic terms envisages Joshua the excessive priest being reinstated to the temple tasks that have been undertaken earlier than the exile. additionally, Zechariah doesn't establish Zerubbabel because the promised destiny Davidic king ("Shoot"). fairly, Zechariah demonstrates a wish for the recovery of a Davidic king who may have a key position in temple construction after the time of Zerubbabel.
The trust that Zechariah September 11 and 12-14 are oracles that search to reinterpret prophecies that experience turn into frustrating is additionally challenged. there's no robust proof that the desire for the home of David in Zechariah 9-14 contradicts the presentation of Zechariah 1-8. This thesis exhibits how those later chapters proceed and improve the various subject matters on the topic of the Davidic desire in Zechariah 1-8.
The photograph of the Davidic wish that emerges from the ebook of Zechariah is in line with the expectancies of prior prophets and confirms that the ebook, whilst learn as a complete, presents a powerful impetus for later messianism within the post-exilic interval.
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A. Briggs, and C. 133 While dealing only with chs. 9–14, P. Lamarche’s monograph inÀuenced several scholars who see the hope for the restoration of the house 127. , 327. 128. P. C. Craigie, The Twelve Prophets (Daily Study Bible; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1984), 174. 129. , 187. 130. M. Luther, Lectures on the Minor Prophets III: Zechariah (trans. H. C. Oswald; Luther’s Works 20; Saint Louis: Concordia, 1973), 40, 69; J. Calvin, “Zechariah & Malachi,” in A Commentary on the Twelve Minor Prophets, vol.
G. Mitchell is representative of this view: The present reading is a clumsy attempt, by an anxious scribe, to bring the prophet into harmony with history. Neither Zerubbabel nor any other descendant of David ever again ruled as king in Jerusalem, but, in process of time, the high priest became the head of the entire community. 15 More recently, C. ”16 He believes that applying a title like this to the priest either enhanced his role, or at least bestowed upon the priesthood the role of tutor and guardian of the future royal Messiah.
95. Laato, Star, 202. 96. , 203. 97. , 211. 1 2. A Lack of Consensus 31 seen particularly in chs. 98 Hence, Zech 9–14 both awaits the future Davidic king and maintains a critical attitude towards the house of David since it failed to ful¿l the eschatological hopes of the prophets. P. R. Andiñach argues that chs. 9–11, and then chs. 12–14, were added in order to update chs. 99 Where Zech 1–8 supports Joshua and Zerubbabel and their descendants, Zech 9–14 severely criticizes the leadership of Jerusalem, with useless shepherds being called forth.