Was there really a time when the people of God ate their own children, which is one of the results of disobedience mentioned in Deuteronomy 28:53?


Deuteronomy 28:53

KJV - 53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Yes, there were such instances, and the Bible recorded them.

in 2 Kings 6:24-29, the people of Samaria in the northern kingdom of Israel (consisting of the ten tribes of Israel that broke away from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin after the death of Solomon (1 Kings 12:1-20)) were in such desperate circumstances of famine when being besieged by Syria in judgment for their sin that they sank even further into depravity by resorting to cannibalism.

There are other passages in the prophets, where it is indicated that God would bring or had brought judgment so dire upon the people because of their sin and wickedness that they would or did become cannibals, such as:

Jeremiah 19:9;
Lamentations 4:10; 
Ezekiel 5:10.

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