Ancient sources

Moab and Edom

28. Betomarsea also Maiumas- ('Ain Sara ?)

ORIGINAL TEXTS


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Jer 16:5
For thus says the Lord: Do not enter the 'house of mourning' (Greek: thiasos; Hebrew: Beth Marzeah), or go to lament, or bemoan them; for I have taken away my peace from this people, says the Lord, my steadfast love and mercy.

BIBLICAL BACKGROUND

Num 25:1-2 Relations with the women of Moab
1 While Israel was staying at Shittim, the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab. 2 These invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.

Jer 16:5-9 "Do not enter the 'house of mourning' "
For thus says the Lord: Do not enter the house of mourning, or go to lament, or bemoan them; for I have taken away my peace from this people, says the Lord, my steadfast love and mercy. 6 Both great and small shall die in this land; they shall not be buried, and no one shall lament for them; there shall be no gashing, no shaving of the head for them. 7 No one shall break bread for the mourner, to offer comfort for the dead; nor shall anyone give them the cup of consolation to drink for their fathers or their mothers. 8 You shall not go into the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and drink. 9 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I am going to banish from this place, in your days and before your eyes, the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride.


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