Find insight into Zechariah’s night visions with this reproduction of a series of articles that appeared in the journal Kerux, designed to serve those preaching on the visions. As indicated by the title of the volume, Meredith G. Kline argues that the glory of the heavenly presence of the triune God is the dominant reality in Zechariah’s visionary world. And central in the message of the night visions is the gospel promise that this glory presence is vouchsafed to God’s people at last in eschatological fullness.
Kline offers a biblical-theological reading of the prophetic visions of Zechariah 1–6, studying the significance of these visions in the light of their identity as part of the overall eschatological drama of the kingdom of God from creation to consummation. Though differing somewhat in form from the usual verse-by-verse commentary, this biblical theological study is still a work of rigorous exegesis, with fresh solutions for the key exegetical puzzles that the enigmatic symbolism of the visions presents. Featured throughout the night visions is a remarkably rich revelation of the Messiah, and reflecting that, each chapter represents a different office or redemptive act of Christ that is highlighted in the vision in view.
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“In short then, the Glory-Spirit over the waters was a revelation of the absolute sovereignty of the Creator-King, a guarantee that whatever the conditions that seemed unruly and contrary, they would be overcome and God’s kingdom would be established and consummated in the form of a living and everlasting temple, the Omega-likeness of the Alpha Glory-Spirit.” (Page 8)
“Jerusalem-Israel,7 more specifically, covenant-breaking Israel defiled by sin, for he appears in filthy garments, a shocking deviation from the ceremonial requirement that the high priest enter the heavenly court of the holy of holies in his vestments of holy glory. Though the people of God are thus depicted in old covenant idiom, Joshua is not a symbol for the old covenant faithful only. The messianic significance of Joshua later in the vision indicates that this vision as a whole, like the others for which it is the centerpiece, concerns all the elect of God in Christ, the holy company which attains perfection under the new covenant.” (Page 99)
“Here in the fourth vision he is seen in this same dual role; he is the Judge who renders the verdict on the basis of reports from various sources and he also acts as Advocate for the covenant people. His double office of Judge and Advocate is the more remarkable here in that the party he is to judge, accused Joshua, is the same one he proceeds to defend.” (Page 98)
“But clearly the larger issue concerns the truth of the gospel, the validity of God’s claim to be the Savior of his elect from Satan, sin, and death. Under contention ultimately is the identity of Yahweh as true God, the God of truth, and so the rightful One to be Judge of heaven and earth.” (Page 100)