Hannah asked:

Why is Z for Zachariah even called that? There are only two characters in that book and neither of them is named Zachariah.

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Oni When Ann was a child, she learnt the alphabet with a Bible A to Z book (eg. 'A is for Adam'). At the end, there was 'Z is for Zachariah'. As Adam was the 1st man on Earth and was at the beginning of the book, she believed that Zachariah was the last man on Earth. She only believed this at the time when she was learning the alphabet, though.
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Trevor Winter when ann talks about learning the alphabet from a catholic book, she say's that z stood for Zachariah, she asumes that Zachariah was the last man
Bobby It was an analogy of Z being the last letter in an alphabet back, standing for Zachariah and her thinking she was the last person.
J My theology isn't the best but i believe it is suggestive of the relationship between the biblical Zachariah, John the Baptist and the deciples of John. But you would need someone with an understaning of these verses and stories to give you a fair compairison.
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