A-Z: General definitions: Zechariah


A priest, the husband of Elizabeth and father of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5). He was struck dumb by God because of his failure to believe when told that his elderly wife Elizabeth was pregnant (Luke 1:19-20). His speech was restored when the child was born (Luke 1:62-64). Alternative spellings in use: Zechariah and Zachariah.

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