Zacharias

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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