9780567092151-0567092151-Behold Your King: The Hope For the House of David in the Book of Zechariah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 513)

Behold Your King: The Hope For the House of David in the Book of Zechariah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 513)

ISBN-13: 9780567092151
ISBN-10: 0567092151
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Petterson, Anthony Robert
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: T&T Clark
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780567092151
ISBN-10: 0567092151
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Petterson, Anthony Robert
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: T&T Clark
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Petterson, Anthony Robert wrote Behold Your King: The Hope For the House of David in the Book of Zechariah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 513) comprising 304 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0567092151 and 9780567092151. Since then Behold Your King: The Hope For the House of David in the Book of Zechariah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 513) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book investigates the nature of the hope for the house of David in the final form of the book of Zechariah. It focuses particularly on the following themes: the roles of Joshua and Zerubbabel; the nature and identity of the Shoot; the coming King; the Shepherd; and the Pierced One.

It challenges the scholarly consensus, going back to the thesis of Julius Wellhausen, that the high priest took over the role and prerogatives of the pre-exilic monarch in the early post-exilic period. Instead, Zechariah merely envisages Joshua the high priest being reinstated to the temple duties that were undertaken before the exile. Furthermore, Zechariah does not identify Zerubbabel as the promised future Davidic king ("Shoot"). Rather, Zechariah demonstrates a hope for the restoration of a Davidic king who will have a key role in temple building after the time of Zerubbabel.

The belief that Zechariah 9-11 and 12-14 are oracles that seek to reinterpret prophecies that have become problematic is also challenged. There is no strong evidence that the hope for the house of David in Zechariah 9-14 contradicts the presentation of Zechariah 1-8. This thesis shows how these later chapters continue and develop many of the themes related to the Davidic hope in Zechariah 1-8.

The picture of the Davidic hope that emerges from the book of Zechariah is consistent with the expectations of earlier prophets and confirms that the book, when read as a whole, provides a strong impetus for later messianism in the post-exilic period.

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