THE BATTLE BOW.BY REV. J. BATTERSBY,In the 10th Chapter of the Book of the Prophet Zechariah^and at the 4th verse, you will read the following words :** Out of Him came forth the corner, out of Himthe nail, out of him the battle bow, out of himevery oppressor together."There is very little known about the Prophet Zecha-riah beyond this, that he was one of the captivity, andreturned to Jerusalem in the days of Darius, about520 years before Christ ; and there prophesied. OurProphet was a contemporary of Haggai, as you read inthe 5th of Ezra, and the ist verse ; *' Then the Prophets,Haggai the Prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo,prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jeru-salem in the name of the God of Israel, even unto them."And again, — ** And the elders of the jews builded, andthey prospered through the prophesying of Haggai theProphet and Zechariah the son Iddo. And they builded,and finished it (the house) , according to the commandmentof the God of Israel, and according to the command-ment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia." (Ezra vi. 14.) This Book of the ProphetZechariah may be divided into two parts: — First, itDigitized by V^OOQIC18contains an encouragement to the Jews to rebuild thetemple, and to restore the public worship of God : andin the second place, it contains a number of propheciesrelative to the Messiah, and to His coming in the flesh,and the consequent blessings of the Gosper arisingtherefrom during this Dispensation./ propose dividing the subject of the evening into two parts : — Firsts we shall notice some of the prophecies in this Book relative to the Messiah : and secondly, we shall endeavourto expound our text in keeping with the Messianic propheciesof the Book.