Zechariah 8 As Revision and Digest of Zechariah 1–7

  • Elie Assis


It is generally accepted that Zech 1–8 consists of two distinct sections: Zech 1–6 and Zech 7–8. This article argues that the main divide is between chapters 1–7 and ch. 8. Zech 8 is a collection of oracles that offers a revision and digest of sections of the previous chapters in Zech 1–7. These oracles re-quote key phrases of units in Zech 1–7, re-word similar ideas, or use different wordings for similar ideas. Texts in Zech 8, at times, modify those they parallel or complete them. In addition, this article shows that a characteristic feature of many of the literary units in chapter 8, in comparison with chapters 1–7, is that they emphasize greater hope and comfort.
How to Cite
Assis, E. (2011). Zechariah 8 As Revision and Digest of Zechariah 1–7. The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 10. Retrieved from https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jhs/index.php/jhs/article/view/11277