On Zechariah

A Timely Message

by R. J. Plugge



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/25/2016

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781512726466
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781512726459
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781512726442

About the Book

God symbolically showed Zechariah the Ten Commandments covering the promised land, and He warned of consequences. [Zec.5.3] They apply to us today too. Zechariah looked forward to a day when the exiled returnees would say. “Let us go at once to entreat the Lord and seek the Lord Almighty”. [8.21] They did. [Neh.8] We need to seek Him too! Zechariah foresaw the Lord would be King over the entire world. [Zec.14.9] He is!! We know Him as Jesus, Israel’s promised Messiah. [Mt.16.16] Within the Book of Zechariah, God declared Him “my shepherd” [Zec.13.7]; “the man who is close to me”[13.7]; “my servant” [3.8]; “the stone with 7-eyes” [3.9]; and the “Branch” [3.8]. Zechariah spoke of Him as “the word of the lord” [1.1]; “the angel of the lord” [1.11]; “my lord” [4.4]; and Jerusalem’s king [9.9]. The world needs to take note! He is Lord and King now! [1Cor.1.2; 1Pe.2.10; Rev.19.16]

Zechariah was a prophet, priest, and pretype for Jesus. He provided verifications for Jesus being the promised Messiah. God knows the end from the beginning. [e.g. Dan.2; 9; Isa.46.10; Rev.21.6] History has verified the visions given Daniel. But the words given to Zechariah through preincarnate Jesus, especially within the “Oracle on Israel” [12.1-14.21], are still in the process of being confirmed. [e.g. 13.9; 14.16, 20]

This commentary on the Book of Zechariah is like no other. That book has been reprinted with interpretations for its pronouns and symbols inserted to reduce the frequent arbitrariness of interpretations often imposed. Millennial concepts and eschatological models are questioned. Even a suggested calendar day for Christ’s return is included. Many will undoubtedly take issue.

About the Author

R. J. Plugge was an aerospace engineer for forty years, specializing in microwave communications and electromagnetics. Now he’s writing Bible studies with the perspective of an engineer—not a theologian or storyteller.

He was degreed in engineering and divinity. A previous reviewer for the IEEE, he has published within engineering periodicals. While employed in Colorado, he served at a church and was ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.