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It was the worst of misfortunes for a Hebrew or Jewish wife not to bear children (1 Sam. 1: 10 ff.). So the prediction that women who were childless will be thankful is an indication of how appalling will be the disaster to fall on Jerusalem (Luke 23: 29). The city was captured and destroyed by the Romans in 70 ce after the Jewish rebellion.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies — Biblical Studies.

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