Detailed outline of the Book of Zechariah

  1. Introduction (1:1–6)
    1. The Date and the Author’s Name (1:1)
    2. A Call to Repentance (1:2–6)
  2. A Series of Eight Visions in One Night (1:7—6:8)
    1. The Horseman among the Myrtle Trees (1:7–17)
    2. The Four Horns and the Four Craftsmen (1:18–21)
    3. A Man with a Measuring Line (ch. 2)
    4. Clean Garments for the High Priest (ch. 3)
    5. The Gold Lampstand and the Two Olive Trees (ch. 4)
    6. The Flying Scroll (5:1–4)
    7. The Woman in a Basket (5:5–11)
    8. The Four Chariots (6:1–8)
  3. The Symbolic Crowning of Joshua the High Priest (6:9–15)
  4. The Problem of Fasting and the Promise of the Future (chs. 7–8)
    1. The Question by the Delegation from Bethel (7:1–3)
    2. The Rebuke by the Lord (7:4–7)
    3. The Command to Repent (7:8–14)
    4. The Restoration of Israel to God’s Favor (8:1–17)
    5. Kingdom Joy and Jewish Favor (8:18–23)
  5. Two Prophetic Oracles: The Great Messianic Future and the Full Realization of God’s Kingdom (chs. 9–14)
    1. The First Oracle: The Coming and Rejection of the Messiah (chs. 9–11)
      1. The coming of the Messianic King (chs. 9–10)
        1. The destruction of surrounding nations but the preservation of Zion (9:1–8)
        2. The coming of Zion’s King (9:9–10)
        3. The deliverance and blessing of Zion’s people (9:11—10:1)
        4. The leaders warned and the people encouraged (10:2–4)
        5. Israel’s victory and restoration (10:5–12)
      2. The rejection of the Messianic Shepherd-King (ch. 11)
        1. The prologue (11:1–3)
        2. The rejection of the Good Shepherd (11:4–14)
        3. The rise and fall of the worthless shepherd (11:15–17)
    2. The Second Oracle: The Coming and Reception of the Messiah (chs. 12–14)
      1. The deliverance and conversion of Israel (chs. 12–13)
        1. The siege of Jerusalem (12:1–3)
        2. The divine deliverance (12:4–9)
        3. Israel completely delivered from sin (12:10—13:9)
      2. The Messiah’s coming and his kingdom (ch. 14)
        1. The siege of Jerusalem (14:1–2)
        2. The Messiah’s return and its effects (14:3–8)
        3. The establishment of the Messianic kingdom (14:9–11)
        4. The punishment of Israel’s enemies (14:12–15)
        5. The universal worship of the holy King (14:16–21)
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