Zechariah 13:7-9 – Strike the Shepherd!

May 2, 2012

This poem climaxes the message of Zechariah 12:2-13:6. The voice of God announces judgment and mercy; Yahweh speaks into the situation. The shepherd and people of Israel, Yahweh says, will experience judgment but a remnant will emerge from the refining fire. Zechariah 9-14 has already used shepherd imagery. Israel’s shepherds (leaders) have led their people […]