Zechariah was a priest and one day he was chosen by the lot to go inside the Temple of the Lord and burn incense, when all the sudden the angel Gabriel appeared and said “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord."
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
When Zechariah heard this he doubted the word of the Lord and told him, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years", because of this he wasn't going to be able to talk until the baby's birth.
The Birth of John the Baptist
When Zechariah got home he told his wife wha had happen. Time after his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”
On the Eighth Day...
On the 6th month of Elizabeth's pregnancy God sent Gabriel to Mary to tell her about Jesus Christ. At that time Mary visited Elizabeth and when Mary greeted her the baby leaped/jumped inside the womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
When the time came Elizabeth gave birth to a baby son, all her neighbors and friends were joyful for this miraculous thing that had happened, and celebrated with her.
On the eighth day they circumcised the baby, after they, and they were about to name the baby Zechariah, but Elizabeth spoke up and said that they were going to name him John.