the next eleven chapters, starting here in chapter thirteen, are going to be about God’s judgement on other nations.
Megiddo’s history reaches far back into the distant past, having been a continuous settlement down through thousands of years, from Neolithic times through to Persian occupation.
Part of what makes this final chapter confusing is how Zechariah seems to oscillate between idyllic scenes and catastrophic scenes. However, reading this chapter with John’s Revelation suggests a cohesive overall narrative.
After having described the terrifying final world war at Har Megiddo, Zechariah now conveyed God’s prophetic vision of deliverance.
Zechariah’s twelfth chapter opens with the heart-stopping violence of warfare, a scene of howling destruction.
The next division of Zechariah’s oracles begins with the prophecy of the Maccabean rebellion to take place in about 167 B.C. The