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Zechariah (Luke 1)

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Father*Division (of Abijah) +36
RelationshipDistant relative of Robert Michael Damon
ReferenceB99-4015
     Zechariah (Luke 1) was the son of Division (of Abijah) +36. Zechariah (Luke 1) married Elizabeth (Luke 1), daughter of Matthat (Luke 3).
     While Zechariah (Luke 1) was serving as priest in the temple, he is visited by Gabriel (Angel) and told he would have a son, and when Zechariah (Luke 1) did not believe, he was struck unable to speak.1 After Zechariah (Luke 1)'s time of service was over, he went home and Elizabeth (Luke 1) became pregnant, and went into seclusion for 5 months.2
Mary (Gospel) went to a town in the hill country of Judea vist Elizabeth (Luke 1) at the home of Zechariah (Luke 1). When Mary (Gospel) greated Elizabeth (Luke 1), then her baby (John "The Baptist" (Gospel) leaped in her womb and Elizabeth (Luke 1) was filled with Holy Spirit (Bible). Mary (Gospel) stayed for about 3 months.3 Zechariah (Luke 1) became the father of John "The Baptist" (Gospel).4 John "The Baptist" (Gospel) was circumcised The priest was going to name the child Zechariah, after is father Zechariah (Luke 1), but Elizabeth (Luke 1) said No, his name is to be John, and when the questioned Zechariah (Luke 1) he wrote on a tablet (as he still could not speak) that the boy's name was to be John, afterwhich Zechariah (Luke 1) regained the ability to speak.5
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Scriptures (References)

Book VerseTitle
Book of Luke in the BibleLuke 1:5-25The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold6
Book of Luke in the BibleLuke 1:39-45Mary Visits Elizabeth3
Book of Luke in the BibleLuke 1:57-66Birth of John the Baptist7
Book of Luke in the BibleLuke 1:67-80Zechariah's Song8
Last Edited1 Jan 2018

Citations

  1. [S3] International Bible Society, editor, The Holy Bible, New International Version (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1984), Luke 1:5-20. Hereinafter cited as NIV.
  2. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Luke 1:23-25.
  3. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Luke 1:39-45.
  4. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Luke 1:57.
  5. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Loke 1:59-66.
  6. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Luke 1:5-25.
  7. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Luke 1:57-66.
  8. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Luke 1:67-80.