Rachel's Lament

Frederick A. Niedner

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2002

Issue: Jeremiah (Vol. 22, No 4, Fall, 2002)

From Jeremiah we first hear Rachel's lament, but her memory continues, from Genesis to Matthew, in Jewish and Christian tradition, in theology and church, in literature and culture. Ultimately none survives the journey of the people of God on earth, save for the promise of God, who heard and still hears Rachel's lament.

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