Zechariah 14:8

Hebrew Bible

6 On that day there will be no light—the sources of light in the heavens will congeal. 7 It will happen in one day—a day known to the Lord—not in the day or the night, but in the evening there will be light. 8 Moreover, on that day living waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea; it will happen both in summer and in winter. 9 The Lord will then be king over all the earth. In that day the Lord will be seen as one with a single name. 10 All the land will change and become like the rift valley from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem. Jerusalem will be raised up and will stay in its own place from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate and on to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses.

1 Enoch 17:4


2 And they brought me to the place of darkness, and to a mountain the point of whose summit reached to heaven. 3 And I saw the places of the luminaries ⌈and the treasuries of the stars⌉ and of the thunder ⌈and⌉ in the uttermost depths, where were a fiery bow and arrows and their quiver, and ⌈⌈a fiery sword⌉⌉ and all the lightnings. 4 And they took me to the living waters, and to the fire of the west, which receives every setting of the sun. 5 And I came to a river of fire in which the fire flows like water and discharges itself into the great sea towards the west. 6 I saw the great rivers and came to the great ⌈river and to the great⌉ darkness, and went to the place where no flesh walks.

 Notes and References

"... The significance of the living waters and of the fire of the west (17:4, nos. [vii]–[viii]), to which Enoch is next led, is not entirely clear. The expression “living waters” is used in the Hebrew Bible to express the meaning “fresh water” (e.g. Gen 26:19), but that is hardly what is intended here. The expression is also used in Zech 14:8 in a context referring to life-giving water, and it is possible that this is what is in mind in 1 Enoch, but if so, the idea is not developed."

Knibb, Michael A. "The Use of Scripture in 1 Enoch 17-19" in Hilhorst, A., et al., editors. Jerusalem, Alexandria, Rome: Studies in Ancient Cultural Interaction in Honour of A. Hilhorst (p. 170) Brill, 2003

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