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Remnant

The concept of the remnant is found throughout the Bible and has various aspects and significances. Sometimes the words noted above (and other similar terms) are placed in combinations which have the effect of intensifying or giving a special thrust to the idea. Profane or natural use. Theological use. The concept of the remnant as it is applied in a theological way is of prime interest. A category of this kind can be approximate at best, esp. when it is rerembered that the political destiny of the people of Israel is so clearly a theological matter. The judgment of God upon a remnant, or, contrariwise, the manifestation of grace to them, shows how history and theology are intertwined. An example of a pertinent text is Micah 5:3 which states: “Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in travail has brought forth; then the rest (remnant) of his brethren shall return to the people of Israel.” God will give up His people into the hands of their enemies (Ro