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Doctor of Theology (ThD)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Zechariah 7:7-14; Zechariah 1:1-6; Zechariah 8:2; Zechariah 1:7-17; Zechariah 2:1-b; Zechariah 1:18-21; Zechariah 8:3-S; Zechariah 2:S-17; Zechariah 2:1-13; Zechariah 8:6; Zechariah 3:1-10; Zechariah 4:6a-10a; Zechariah 4:1-6, 10b-14; Zechariah 5:1-4; Zechariah 5:5-11; Zechariah 8:7-8; Zechariah 6:1-8; Zechariah 6:9-15; Jeremiah 26:18; Zechariah 8:9; Genesis 15:7-18; 2 Samuel 7:1-7; 2 Samuel 23:1-5; Deuteronomy 26:17-18; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:16-38; Zechariah 8:9-13; Isaiah 31:9; Isaiah 40:9; Psalm 97:8; Isaiah 3:16; Isaiah 40:1-2; Psalm 149:2; Zechariah 1:17; Zechariah 2:16; Psalm 78:67-72;
The problem to which this dissertation shall be addressed is the lack of a methodologically consistent investigation of Zechariah's possible indebtedness to and adaptation of Israel's heritages the failure of most scholars to analyze correctly the structure of Zechariah 7-8 (and to relate chapters l through 6 to them); and the absence of a careful delineation of the purpose for which Zechariah integrated tradition and structure in proclaiming his message to post-exilic Judah. Many scholars have paid no heed whatsoever to material from Israel's heritage which may be in Zechariah 7-8. Those who have made such studies have had either faulty presuppositions or only a few references which are not pursued systematically. Almost no one has studied the structure of chapters 7 and 8 in detail. And no one has investigated both tradition and structure and related that investigation to the earlier prophecy of chapters l to 6 in setting forth the basic proclamation of chapters 7 and 8. It is this new treatment of Zechariah 7-8 which we intend to present in this dissertation. It should be added that the labors expended here are more than those of a historian or a scientist. They are set forward in service of interpreting the prophetic word through which God addressed Zechariah's original audience as well as later generations.
Miller, John Henry, "An Analysis of the Structure and Traditions of Zechariah 7 and 8" (1972). Doctor of Theology Dissertation. 100.
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