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Zechariah 7:3

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7:3 by asking both the priests of the temple 1  of the Lord who rules over all and the prophets, “Should we weep in the fifth month, 2  fasting as we have done over the years?”

Zechariah 7:1

Context
The Hypocrisy of False Fasting

7:1 In King Darius’ fourth year, on the fourth day of Kislev, the ninth month, 3  the word of the Lord came to Zechariah.

1 tn Heb “house” (so NAB, NIV, NRSV).

2 sn This lamentation marked the occasion of the destruction of Solomon’s temple on August 14, 586 b.c., almost exactly 70 years earlier (cf. 2 Kgs 25:8).

3 sn The fourth day of Kislev, the ninth month would be December 7, 518 b.c., 22 months after the previous eight visions.



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