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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Zechariah Chapter 4

Zechariah 4:1

zac 4:1


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

that talked

(See Scofield) - (Zac 1:8).

Zechariah 4:2

zac 4:2

And I said

The vision of the candlestick and olive trees (Literally, trees of oil) is, as we know, from (Rev 11:3-12) a prophecy to be fulfilled in the last days of the present age. That which marks the ministry of the "two witnesses" (Rev 11:3); (Rev 11:4) is power.

Compare (Zac 4:6).

In measure this power would rest upon Zerubbabel, who, having begun the restoration temple of Zechariah's time, would finish it (Zac 4:9) laying the "headstone" amid the shoutings of the people. The whole scene forms a precursive fulfilment of the ministry of the two witnesses of Revelation 11 and of the coming of the true "headstone," Prince Messiah, of whom prince Zerubbabel is a type. Oil is a uniform symbol of the Spirit.

(See Scofield) - (Act 2:4).

Joshua and Zerubbabel were doubtless the two olive trees for that day, as the two witnesses of Revelation 11 may, in turn, but point to Christ as Priest-King in the kingdom-age. (Zac 6:12); (Zac 6:13).

Zechariah 4:10

zac 4:10


(See Scofield) - (Zac 3:9).

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