Zacharius the Prophet

detail from the Sistine Chapel painting of Zacharius the Prophet by MichelangeloAlso known as

  • Zaccaria
  • Zechariah



Son of Barachius. Old Testament prophet in the reign of King Darius. He began his ministry c.520 BC, two months after Haggai the Prophet. His work has both an allegorical history of his people, and prophecies of the Messiah to come.


  • 6th century BC


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Zacharius the Prophet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 February 2019. Web. 28 October 2021. <>