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Nick
Nov 2nd 2013, 01:58 AM
Varying opinions. What's yours? The immediate implication is on the distress on an Israelite mother for her children slain in the Babylonian invasion, but what is the future implication?

Jeremiah 31:15

Thus says the Lord:
A voice is heard in Ramah,
lamentation and bitter weeping.
Rachel is weeping for her children;
she refuses to be comforted for her children,
because they are no more. (Jeremiah 31:15, ESV)

ewq1938
Nov 2nd 2013, 02:50 AM
Rachael is the symbolic mother of the ten tribes. Any time there is violence she is said to "weep" this could apply to any terrible events concerning this people in the past or the future, even up to those that rejected/reject Christ. Ultimately God will slay/destroy unbelievers.



Varying opinions. What's yours? The immediate implication is on the distress on an Israelite mother for her children slain in the Babylonian invasion, but what is the future implication?

Jeremiah 31:15

Thus says the Lord:
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
lamentation and bitter weeping.
Rachel is weeping for her children;
she refuses to be comforted for her children,
because they are no more.” (Jeremiah 31:15, ESV)

jayne
Nov 2nd 2013, 03:16 AM
Rachel, being buried in Bethlehem, represents Bethlehem women.

The Massacre of the Innocents

Matthew 12:16-18 "Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men. Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: 'A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; and she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.'"

Balabusha
Nov 2nd 2013, 03:35 AM
This is in relation to the destruction of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, Ramah was a city in the alotted area of the tribe of Benjamin. The Northern Kingdom was no more.
With the killing of the innocence by Herod, matthew fulfills this using typology.