Isaiah 65:20

Hebrew Bible

19 Jerusalem will bring me joy, and my people will bring me happiness. The sound of weeping or cries of sorrow will never be heard in her again. 20 Never again will one of her infants live just a few days or an old man die before his time. Indeed, no one will die before the age of one hundred; anyone who fails to reach the age of one hundred will be considered cursed. 21 They will build houses and live in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Jubilees 23:28


27 And the days shall begin to grow many and increase amongst those children of men Till their days draw nigh to one thousand years. And to a greater number of years than (before) was the number of the days. 28 And there shall be no old man Nor one who is satisfied with his days, For all shall be (as) children and youths. 29 And all their days they shall complete and live in peace and in joy, And there shall be no Satan nor any evil destroyer; For all their days shall be days of blessing and healing.

 Notes and References

"... Implicit intertextuality between this chapter in Jubilees and the biblical text is found in several cases. The long life indicated in Jubilees 23:9 and 27 reflects the genealogy of Genesis 5. Traditional condemnation formulas used in Jubilees 23:22-23 agrees with formulas found in the Bible. The idea of nations who have no mercy or grace in Jubilees 23:23 repeat Jeremiah 6:23. The call to be saved from the hand of the sinners in Jubilees 23:24-25 agrees with the language and motifs used in Trito Isaiah. The description of seniors and young people in Jubilees 23:28 agrees with the ideas in Isaiah 65:20. The idea in Jubilees 23:31 that their bones will rest in the earth and their spirits will increase joy, is also found in Isaiah 66:14. The expression that God will show mercy to hundreds and thousands, to all who love him (Jubilees 23:31) is the same expression used in the Decalogue in Exodus 20:6 and Deuteronomy 5:10 ..."

Venter, Pieter M Intertextuality in the Book of Jubilees (pp. 463-480) HTS Teologiese Studies, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2007

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