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2016 April 12

The Tree of Jesse (1485)
Jan Mostaert (c. 1475 - 1555/1556)
Renaissance Style
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     Explanation: In Zechariah 3 the prophet sees Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD and Satan standing to resist him. However, the LORD rebukes Satan, tells his angels to remove his filthy garments, clothes him in clean clothing, sets a high priest's head-dress upon his head, charges him to walk in his ways, and reveals to him that His servant the BRANCH shall come, that He will "remove the iniquity of that land in one day" (v. 9), and that fellowship will come (v. 10) "under the vine and under the fig tree" (for comparison see the commentaries in this link on Micah 4:4).
     [Sermons: Sinclair B Ferguson. John Macarthur. Phil Newton. Stuart Olyott. O Palmer Robertson. Philip Ryken. Cornelius Van Til 1. Cornelius Van Til 2. ].
     Today's painting depicts the line of Jesse, from whom came the BRANCH (Jesus Christ) who is mentioned in today's chapter.

          THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Haggai 1:1. Ezra 1. Ezra 2. Ezra 3:1-4. Ezra 5:1. Ezra 6:14. Nehemiah 12:4. Nehemiah 12:10-16. Matthew 23:35. ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]

1. Correction and Instruction: Part 1 (1:1 - 6:15) - (November-December 520-519 B.C.)
2. Correction and Instruction: Part 2 (7:1 - 14:21) - (December 7, 518 B.C.)

Zechariah 3

1. Correction and Instruction: Part 1 (1:1 - 6:15) - (November-December 520-519 B.C.)

B. Instruction: 9 Illustrations of Things to Come (1:7 - 6:5)

1). Eight Visions (1:7 - 5:8)

d). Clean Garments for Joshua [Righteousness Given] (3:1-10)

(1). The Change of Garments (3:1-7)

     1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. 4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. 5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
     6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying, 7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.

(2). The Branch (3:8)

     8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

(3). The Stone with Seven Eyes (3:9a)

     9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes:

(4). The Removal of Sin in a Single Day (3:9b-10)

     behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. 10 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.

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