Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lamentations 3-5

The Facts (Chapter number: Verse)

Lamentations 3 - No mention of any women.

4:7 - "[Sodom's] princes were purer than snow, whiter than milk; their bodies were more ruddy then coral, their hair like sapphire."
4:10 - "The hands of compassionate women have boiled their own children; they become their food in the destruction of my people."
4:13 - "It was for the sins of [Jerusalem's] prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed the blood of the righteous in the midst of her."
4:21-22 - "Rejoice and be glad, O daughter Edom, you that live in the land of Uz; but to you also the cup shall pass; you shall become drunk and strip yourself bare. The punishment of your iniquity, O daughter Zion, is accomplished, he will keep you in exile longer; but your iniquity, O daughter Edom, he will punish, he will uncover your sins."

5:3 - "We have become orphans, fatherless; our mothers are like widows."
5:11 - "Women are raped in Zion, virgins in the town of Judah."

My Comments

Cannibalism again. Once again, it's only the mother's ACTUALLY eating their children, no father's in sight. Father's are okay to mention ALONG WITH mothers only when cannibalism is being mentioned as a possible punishment or outcome of some horrible famine. But father's are never seen when the actual act is being committed. Fancy that.

Does the Bible just have a thing about women eating basically anything it is understood they shouldn't? First the apple and now our own children? I'm not sure but it's just getting to the point of ridiculousness.

Here's hoping Ezekiel will bring us something different for a change. I'm tired of reading about God's punishment on people for the crime of not loving him enough.

Friday: Ezekiel

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