Talk:Zechariah (priest)

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Change of name from Zacharias[edit]

It may be better to use for this priest the common modern English spelling Zechariah both in the title and throughout this article. This spelling is used e.g. in the article Elizabeth (Biblical person); but the link there was taking the reader to the prophet Zechariah. I have fixed that link so that it leads to this article. However, a consistent spelling throughout the English Wikipedia for the priest Zechariah must surely be desirable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.136.9.221 (talkcontribs) 01:53, 2 October 2005

Some of the information in this page conflicts with islamic information. John The Baptist (Yahya) was the son of Zachariah (Zekeriya) but this name (John) was given by God not by Elizabeth. It's also mentioned in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahya. 195.87.161.38 23:38, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

From a layman's perspective, I must state that Muslims I know refer to this individual as Zacharias and I may not have found this article but for this fact. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.81.252.12 (talkcontribs) 14:55, 20 July 2006

Other Muslims use the name Zakariya. I have renamed the article following the first suggestion above, and set up a disambiguation page and redirects for Zacharias, Zakariya etc. Fayenatic london (talk) 21:04, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

from Pink: The name that Muslims use when referring to Prophet Zakariya is زكريا (za kaf ra ya alif). Would it be possible for someone to list the various spellings of the name in various languages as is done for other figures common to various religions? 66.112.51.45 (talk) 18:11, 19 March 2008 (UTC) Pink

I'd agree if he was important to more than two religions. The Arabic is in the Islamic section at the end of this article. This Zechariah is not important to Jews, so the Hebrew is not given here, but it's at Zechariah (given name) and Zechariah (Hebrew prophet). That seems about right to me.
By the way, what source are you quoting as "Pink", please? - Fayenatic (talk) 20:07, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Move in 2013[edit]

The page was recently moved from Zechariah (priest) to Zechariah (New Testament figure), but this was reverted today for lack of evidence that the Old Testament prophet was a priest. IMHO, even though "Zechariah (priest)" was my idea several years ago, the name "Zechariah (New Testament figure)" was an improvement in clarity, and I would support putting it back there. As for Zechariah (Hebrew prophet), he probably was also a priest, and this is referred to in the article. – Fayenatic London 18:00, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Islamic view of Zechariah[edit]

Prophets in the Qur'an template should go the Islamic view of Zechariah article. The last paragraph has a link to this article (Zakariya), but we could add a "see also" link if someone sees it appropriate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Oriolpont (talkcontribs) 09:18, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

At the minimum this article should have a visible link to Islamic view of Zechariah, but it seems to me that the template should be restored as a concise and encyclopedic navigation aid. I think all the other articles on the template have it, apart from Jesus and Elisha from which it was recently removed without explanation by a one-edit anon. Restoring it in that article and this one, pending further discussion here. - Fayenatic (talk) 13:37, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Baha'i faith[edit]

The Zechariah mentioned in Baha'u'llah's Summons of the Lord of Hosts is NOT this Zechariah (priest), the father of John the Baptist, but the earlier Hebrew prophet of this name. Section moved to Zechariah (Hebrew prophet), "a prophet of the kingdom of Judah" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keislar (talkcontribs) 14:43, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Virgin Birth[edit]

Leslie Weatherhead suggests that Zechariah might have been the biological father of Jesus - see http://DLMcN.com/weatherhead.html ... Some members of the Unification Church subscribe to that view. Is that worth a mention? --DLMcN (talk) 04:44, 6 January 2012 (UTC)