Zechariah prophesied to the people of Judah after they returned from their seventy years of exile in Babylon. Many of the messages he received from the Lord were in the form of visions which he shared with the Jewish people. He encouraged them to anticipate the completion of the temple and to give hope of the future reign of the Messiah.
Zechariah pictures Christ in both His first and second coming, and ultimately, as the righteous reigning King of kings. While the book contains its share of judgments on the people of Judah and beyond, it overflows with God’s faithfulness, restoration and hope for the future and eternity.