Jean Marcel Vincent, «L’apport de la recherche historique et ses limites pour la compréhension des visions nocturnes de Zacharie», Vol. 87 (2006) 22-41
The aim of this article is to point out danger to which “historicizing” interpretations of the nocturnal visions of Zechariah (Zech 1,7–6,8*) are exposed. Research into the historical context has been thoroughly renewed by studies by Th. Pola (2003) and M.J. Boda (2004, 2005) but is it really certain that the nocturnal visions concern the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem and that it is necessary to liken, as tradition does, the message of the cycle of visions to that of the oracles of the prophet Haggai?