Zacharias

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Zacharias [Gr. from Heb. Zechariah] or Zachary [Eng. from Heb.]. 1 Priest to whom an angel appeared and foretold the birth of his son, John the Baptist. Luke 1.5–80. He and Elizabeth, his wife, are saints of the Roman Catholic Church; their feast day is Nov. 5. 2 Martyr prophet, the same as Zechariah2.3 Book of the Old Testament, often called Zechariah.

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Zacharias in the Bible, the father of John the Baptist, to whom the archangel Gabriel foretold his son's birth; Zacharias from that moment was unable to speak until the moment when the child was to be named, and he wrote the words ‘His name is John’ (Luke 1:63).

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Zacharias Variant spelling of Zechariah