Type: Writing

Alternate Labels

  • Canticle of Zachariah
  • Song of Zechariah
  • Evangelical Canticles

Reading List

The Benedictus, or Song of Zechariah, is Zechariah’s prophesy on the occasion of his son’s, John the Baptist’s, circumcision, in Luke 1:68-79.

Key Passages

  • Luke 1:68-79
  • Odes 10:52-88


  • Benedictus | The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
  • Benedictus | Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
  • Hymn | Harper’s Bible Dictionary
  • 7927 hymn | Zondervan Dictionary of Bible Themes


Bible Lessons

  • Lesson Aims | The KJV Standard Lesson Commentary, 2007-2008

Role in Liturgy

Hymns and Songs in Scripture

Web Resources

Logos Topics

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