Bible Commentaries
Zechariah 7

Expositor's Dictionary of TextsExpositor's Dictionary

Verses 1-14

Zechariah 7:9 ; Micah 6:8

Besides various maxims of renunciation and wisdom written from top to bottom of the stele, Confucius has left to this sanctuary certain thoughts on literature which have been engraved in letters of gold in such a way as to form pictures hung on the walls. Here is one which I transcribe for young western scholars who are preoccupied with classification and inquiry. They will find in it a reply twice two thousand years old to one of their favourite questions: The literature of the future will be the literature of compassion.

Pierre Loti's Last Days of Pekin, Describing temple of Confucius.

Reference. VIII. 4, 5. J. G. Simpson, Christian Ideals, p. 75.

Bibliographical Information
Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Zechariah 7". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. 1910.