Luke 20:34

New Testament

29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died without children. 30 The second 31 and then the third married her, and in this same way all seven died, leaving no children. 32 Finally the woman died too. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For all seven had married her.” 34 So Jesus said to them, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are regarded as worthy to share in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36 In fact, they can no longer die because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, since they are sons of the resurrection.

Berakhot 17a

Babylonian Talmud

Rav was wont to say: The World-to-Come is not like this world. In the World-to-Come there is no eating, no drinking, no procreation, no business negotiations, no jealousy, no hatred, and no competition. Rather, the righteous sit with their crowns upon their heads, enjoying the splendor of the Divine Presence, as it is stated: “And they beheld God, and they ate and drank” (Exodus 24:11), meaning that beholding God’s countenance is tantamount to eating and drinking.

 Notes and References

"... My claim, instead, is that Jesus held what we may call, for lack of a better expression, an “apocalyptic eschatology.”6 The words are convenient shorthand for a cluster of themes well attested in postexilic Jewish literature, themes that were prominent in a then-popular account of the world that ran, in brief, as follows. Although God created a good world, evil spirits have filled it with wickedness, so that it is in disarray and full of injustice. A day is coming, however, when God will repair the broken creation and restore scattered Israel. ... Mark 10:30 invokes the disjunction between “this age” and “the age to come” (compare Matt 12:32; Luke 20:34–35), as do the rabbis when they speak of אבה םלועהו הזה םלועה ('this age and the age to come') ..."

Allison, Dale C. Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History (p. 195) Baker Academic, 2013

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