The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
Compare (Hos 6:3); (Joe 2:23-32); (Zac 12:10).
There is both a physical and spiritual meaning: Rain as of old will be restored to Palestine, but, also, there will be a mighty effusion of the Spirit upon restored Israel.
The tense is future: "From him Judah shall be the cornerstone (Exo 17:6).
(See Scofield) - (Pe1 2:8).
from him the nail (Isa 22:23); (Isa 22:24) from him the battle-bow," etc. The whole scene is of the events which group about the deliverance of the Jews in Palestine in the time of the northern invasion under the "Beast"; (Dan 7:8); (Rev 19:20) and "Armageddon,"; (Rev 16:14); (Rev 19:17).
The final deliverance is wholly effected by the return of the Lord (Rev 19:11-21); but previously He strengthens the hard-pressed Israelites; (Mic 4:13); (Zac 9:13-15); (Zac 10:5-7); (Zac 12:2-6); (Zac 14:14).
That there may have been a precursive fulfilment in the Maccabean victories can neither be affirmed nor denied from Scripture.
(Isa 59:20); (Exo 14:30).
(See Scofield) - (Isa 59:20).
(See Scofield) - (Exo 14:30).