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Zechariah 4:14


So he said, “These are the two anointed ones 1  who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”


Ex 29:7; Ex 40:15; Le 8:12; De 10:8; Jos 3:11,13; 1Sa 10:1; 1Sa 16:1,12,13; 1Ki 17:1; Ps 2:6; Ps 89:20; Ps 110:4; Isa 5:1; Isa 54:5; Isa 61:1-3; Jer 49:19; Da 9:24-26; Mic 4:13; Hag 1:1-12; Zec 3:1-7; Zec 6:5; Zec 6:13; Lu 1:19; Heb 1:8,9; Heb 7:1,2; Re 11:4

NET © Notes

tn The usual word for “anointed (one),” מָשִׁיַח (mashiakh), is not used here but rather בְנֵי־הַיִּצְהָר (vÿne-hayyitshar), literally, “sons of fresh oil.” This is to maintain consistency with the imagery of olive trees. In the immediate context these two olive trees should be identified with Joshua and Zerubbabel, the priest and the governor. Only the high priest and king were anointed for office in the OT and these two were respectively the descendants of Aaron and David.

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