Eating One’s Young? – Jeremiah 19
I am confused about Jeremiah 19:9 — ” I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another’s flesh because their enemies will press the siege so hard against them to destroy them.” I realize the context of the passage is a prophecy of coming judgment on Judah. But why would God say that he would “make” his people practice cannibalism? It seems clear to me that cannibalism would be immoral for anyone to do, whether the person was Jewish or Gentile.