[b-hebrew] Tradition of Zechariah's Murder

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon Apr 5 08:37:13 EDT 2004

On 05/04/2004 03:23, George Athas wrote:

>Hi everyone!
>Does anyone know of a tradition which claims that Zechariah ben-Berechiah (the prophet) was murdered on the temple grounds? If so, references would be appreciated.
I guess you already have in mind Matthew 23:35 and Luke 11:51, and 2 
Chronicles 24:20,21. I have heard it stated that the NT references refer 
to this Zechariah, who was stoned in the temple, as if he was the last 
of the martyrs because his martyrdom is recorded in the last book of the 
Hebrew Bible, and so apparently later than the chronologically later 
book of the prophet Zechariah. But the father's name in the New 
Testament, Berechiah, matches that of the prophet, whose death is not 
recorded in the Hebrew Bible.

Peter Kirk
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