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Rivers of living water

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The words of the quotation in John 7:38 are spoken by Jesus at the feast of Tabernacles. The first difficulty is that of trying to find a definite source or sources used by author. A second difficulty is that of punctuation. The text of Jn 7:37 f. may be punctuated as in the text of Nestle or as indicated by the variants. In favor of the alternate punctuation are the ideas of Jn that Jesus does give "living water", and whoever drinks it will never thirst. Jesus is the "bread of life", and the one coming to him shall not hunger, and the one believing on him shall never thirst. The thought and language of Jn may show influence from the wisdom literature of the O.T. Another factor from the O.T. and Jewish tradition which may have influenced the thought of Jn is the Mosaic miracles of manna and water.

Keywords: bread of life; feast of Tabernacles; Jesus; John; living water; manna; Mosaic miracles; Old Testament; wisdom literature



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