/* Origin of the notion of baby eating in Western civilization */
[[Christianity]] and the [[Bible]] has made a strong impression on [[Western civilization]]. In ancient times, cities/fortresses had walls surrounding them and were blockaded during warfare. The book of Lamentations in the Old Testament indicates: "The hands of compassionate women boiled their own children; They became food for them because of the destruction of the daughter of my people" (Lamentations 4:10 NASB). Other Bible verses related to extreme hardship and the eating of children are Leviticus 26: 27-29, Deuteronomy 28:53-57, Jeremiah 19:9 and Ezekiel 5:10.
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