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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Matthew 23:35

Zachariah son of Barachiah (Zaxariou uiou Baraxiou).
Broadus gives well the various alternatives in understanding and explaining the presence of "son of Barachiah" here which is not in Luke 11:51. The usual explanation is that the reference is to Zachariah the son of Jehoiada the priest who was slain in the court of the temple (2 Chronicles 24:20ff.). How the words, "son of Barachiah," got into Matthew we do not know. A half-dozen possibilities can be suggested. In the case of Abel a reckoning for the shedding of his blood was foretold (Genesis 4:10) and the same thing was true of the slaying of Zachariah (2 Chronicles 24:22).

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 23:35". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=023&verse=035>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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