Friday, December 28, 2007

Slaughter of the Innocents

On this day we remember the children who suffered and died at Herod's command.

Matthew 2:13-23 (King James Version)

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

The picture above is of Duccio's painting Massacre of the Innocents.

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