About the Book of Zechariah

The enemies of the Jews took them to a country called Babylon. After 70 years, the king of Babylon let the Jews return to Israel to build the temple again. Zechariah was one of those Jews. He lived 520 years before Jesus was born. The Lord told Zechariah what to say to God's people in Israel. We can say that an important part of his message was, ‘If you return to me, I will return to you.’ The Lord gave Zechariah 8 dreams. These dreams from the Lord showed Israel's people what would happen in future years. The Lord would bless them and he would fight against their enemies. The last chapters tell that Jesus will come back to be king of all the earth.