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Prophecy
This is what the LORD says: "A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more." (NIV) Jer. 31:15
 
Fulfillment
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under . . . then the [prophecy] was fulfilled. (NIV) Matt. 2:16-4:1
 
Comment
Through the prophet Jeremiah, 627 - 580 B.C., God indicated that some of Israel's children would be killed at the coming of the Messiah. Josephus indicates in his writings which are recorded in the Antiquities of the Jews. 17.6.5 that this event did occur. Therefore, we can conclude that this prophecy occurred near the time of Jesus' birth.

 

 
     
 
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