Zechariah 8:20

Hebrew Bible

18 The message of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies came to me as follows: 19 “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says, ‘The fast of the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months will become joyful and happy, pleasant feasts for the house of Judah; so love truth and peace.’ 20 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says, ‘It will someday come to pass that people—residents of many cities—will come. 21 The inhabitants of one will go to another and say, “Let’s go up at once to ask the favor of the Lord, to seek the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Indeed, I’ll go with you.”’ 22 Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the Lord of Heaven’s Armies and to ask his favor.

1 Enoch 90:30


29 And I saw until the Lord of the sheep brought a new house greater and loftier than that first, and set it up in the place of the first which had been folded up: all its pillars were new, and its ornaments were new and larger than those of the first, the old one which He had taken away, and all the sheep were within it. 30 And I saw all the sheep which had been left, and all the beasts on the earth, and all the birds of the heaven, falling down and doing homage to those sheep and making petition to and obeying them in every thing. 31 And thereafter those three who were clothed in white and had seized me by my hand [who had taken me up before], and the hand of that ram also seizing hold of me, they took me up and set me down in the midst of those sheep before the judgement took place. 32 And those sheep were all white, and their wool was abundant and clean.

 Notes and References

"... Whatever the precise significance of the reference to the house, a situation in the vicinity of Jerusalem for the consumma­tion seems to be intended. Here the righteous dwell at peace, and the nations of the world acknowledge the sovereignty of Israel (1 Enoch 90:30, compare Zechariah 8:20). What is more, verse 33 seems to predict a full share in the future glory not only for 'all that had been destroyed' (an implicit reference to resurrection) but also for all the nations of the world, symbolized by the beasts of the field and the birds of heaven ..."

Rowland, Christopher The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity (p. 163) Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1982

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