…there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth

The expression “weeping and gnashing of teeth”, in Greek, ο κλαυθμός και ο βρυγμος των οδοντών, is raised by Jesus as an expression that reminds the abominable for God, and the horrible in the memory of the people, of what was the long-observed practice of burning children alive as part of the cult of the Canaanite gods Baal and Moloch,