The New Testament
Recovery Version Online

Table of Contents

Matthew 2:18

18 a"A voice in Ramah was heard, weeping and great lamentation: 1Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be comforted, because they are no more.''

181 Rachel was buried on the way to Bethlehem (Gen. 35:19; 48:7). Ramah, located in the territory of Benjamin (Josh. 18:21-28), the son of Rachel (Gen. 35:15-18), was not far from the site of Rachel's tomb. The young boys killed by Herod are considered the children of Rachel in this poetic prophecy.