(Mt. 2:18) “In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.”
Rachel died long time ago before that year.
We need to conclude that the spirit of Rachel kept being existent in the heaven.
Therefore “saved” people are not only since the time of Jesus: Rachel was saved by the sacrifice of Jesus long before the sacrifice happened.
Read more such Bible interpretations in my book Commentary on New Testament by a Mathematiciain.