Zech ch. 4
1And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, 2And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: 3And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. 4So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? 5Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 6Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. 7Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone (h68; construction material, a building stone) thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. 8Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 9The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. 10For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet (h68; unhewn stone – i.e. Ex. 20:25) in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
The Two Olive Trees
11Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? 12And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? [Why didn’t the angel respond the first time?] 13And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 14Then said he, These are the two anointed (h3323; fresh, shining, oil) ones (h1121; builder of the family name), that stand (h5975; endure, take a stand) by the Lord (h0113.adon; master) of the whole earth.
What are the Two Olive Trees? Any relation to Rev.11?
And what’s with all the references to 3.5 years/42 months/1,260 days?
Rev. ch. 11
2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (approx 1,260 days or 3.5 years)
3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, (approx 42 months or 3.5 years.)
6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy (as did Elijah the Tishbite; ref. Jam 5:17. Another span of 3.5 years, approx 42 months or 1,260 days.):
11And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet;
6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (approx equivalent to 42 months or 3.5 years).