The author, directing his words to the Jewish reader, depicts how anti-Semitism has been manifested throughout the nation’s history – starting from the time of the Patriarchs and ending with his present days – the 19th century. He then moves on to describe the darkness in which the Jewish nation lay, thus not being able to fulfill their mission as a light to the world, and calls his brothers and sisters to take up their priestly calling extended to them of God, by receiving Jesus Christ as their savior. Only then, he claims, will the persecution of the Jews cease, and all nations will reach out brotherly hands, – and anti-Semitism will forever be vanquished. “And the Lord shall be king over all the earth; in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.” Zech. 14:9.