Book of Lamentations

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Noun1.Book of Lamentations - an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCBook of Lamentations - an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC; traditionally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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Nowhere is this more true than in the book of Lamentations.
He examines the four manuscripts of the Book of Lamentations in the Qumran cache, arguing that text-critical analysis can make a valuable contribution to the interpretation of the Old Testament book by elucidating the distinct wordings of the textual representations, and showing how differences in wordings change the meaning.
The texts are from the Old Testament's Book of Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah.
Along with 150 psalms credited to David, there is the Song of Songs by Solomon (who the Bible reports composed more than 1,000 other songs), and the Book of Lamentations.
He then read from the book of Lamentations the passage that proclaims: ''My soul is shut out of peace, I have forgotten what happiness is.
This coming week we will end this period with a 26-hour fast where we will sit on the floor and read the Book of Lamentations as well as wearing only non-leather shoes.
Eichah: A Modern Commentary on the Book of Lamentations
The Book of Lamentations, said to have been written by the Prophet Jeremiah, is read at synagogue services.
Thus we explore, for example, the relations between Adrienne Rich's "An Atlas of the Difficult World" and the Book of Lamentations and between Allen Ginsberg's "Kaddish" and Rashi's gloss of the biblical episode of the binding of Isaac.
The book of Lamentations was written during Jeremiah's career as a prophet.
Mourned in the Book of Lamentations, the scroll that is still chanted every summer on Tisha B'Av, the calamity was predicted over and over again in the prophecies of Jeremiah.