Geo-Political Introduction

Prophets and Influences:

1- Zechariah

In Chronicles 26: 5 we find a link between King Uzziah and a certain prophet called Zecharia (“He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God, and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.”)

This Zechariah is not and couldn’t be Zechariah; son of Jehosheba, who was married to the priest Jehoiada, because the latter died at the hands of Uzziah’s grandfather; Joash ( 843-797 BC)

Zechariah also can’t be the one who lived during the reign of Darius, because Uzziah reigned about 200 years before Darius [Darius I (Old Persian: Dārayava(h)uš, c. 550–486 BCE) ].

So, who is this Zechariah who happened to be a good influence, but who was also a well-known prophet; since the writer of the book didn’t need to provide the reader with any extra information about him?