Zechariah 1–6: Eight Visions of Zechariah

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 191


Zechariah 1–6 records eight visions the Lord gave Zechariah about the house of Israel:Zechariah 6 concludes with the ordination of a man named Joshua to be the high priest as a symbol of the Savior who ministers for His people.
  • A vision of horses (see Zechariah 1:7–17), which teaches about the merciful way the Lord will deal with Jerusalem

  • A vision of four horns and four carpenters (see Zechariah 1:18–21), which is about the powers (horns) that scattered Judah and what will happen to these powers

  • A vision of the man with a measuring line (a surveyor; see Zechariah 2), which testifies of the Lord’s protective power over His people

  • A vision of the high priest (see Zechariah 3), which symbolizes how Judah can overcome Satan and be cleansed through the power of Jesus Christ (“the Branch” in v. 8)

  • A vision of a lampstand and olive trees (see Zechariah 4), which symbolizes how the Lord would give power to His people by His Holy Spirit

  • A vision of a flying scroll (see Zechariah 5:1–4), which taught that those who were dishonest in the land were condemned

  • A vision of a woman in a basket (see Zechariah 5:5–11), which testifies that wickedness would be removed from the people

  • A vision of four chariots (see Zechariah 6:1–8), which symbolizes spreading the Lord’s power over the whole earth