Zechariah ... Zakariya (Zacharias)
Q: A lady asks if there have been three prophets by the name Zakariya.
A: There have been two prophets with very similar names.
1. Prophet Zechariah of the Old Testament belonged to previous generations.
2. Prophet Zakariya of the Qur’an is the Zacharias of the New Testament. He was the father of Yahya a.s. (John the Baptist).
OT 38 THE BOOK OF ZECHARIAH
[Zechariah was a close companion of Haggai in the rebuilding of Jerusalem. Most of the Book consists of dreams and predictions. Prophet Zakariya of the Quran (Zacharias of the NT), father of John the Baptist (Yahya,) was a different person]