A scene from the Bible came to life this week in Jerusalem when a group of foxes evoked a well-known scene from the Book of Lamentations
. What could be better than seeing a group of cute foxes, frolicking together freely?
We read the Book of Lamentations
(Eicha) and ponder the meaning of grief and loss.
He was referring to a prayer exercise we did based on the book of Lamentations
and some of the Psalms.
On the night of Tisha B'Av, the Book of Lamentations
that comprises of poetic chapters mourning the destruction of Jerusalem is read.
Ever since the discovery and publication of several Sumerian Lamentations, there has been an ongoing discussion concerning the possible connection with the Biblical Book of Lamentations
(Eicha), which has been known to us for over 2 millennia.
A spice box, used for the havdalah service bidding farewell to the Sabbath, contains skeletons that allude to the sack of Zion in the book of Lamentations
The choir also will sing Pablo Casals' "O Vos Omnes" text from the Book of Lamentations
Bier presents an examination of the Book of Lamentations
, looking at the poetic speaking voices within the text to argue for a new understanding of the bookEs meaning.
It may be, for instance, that the author of the biblical book of Lamentations
had no clue about the existence of the earlier city lament literature from Sumer.
Second, though lament is not confined to the book of Lamentations
, such neglect deprives the contemporary church of the language of lament.
The texts are from the Old Testament's Book of Lamentations
of the Prophet Jeremiah.
Situated just after the prophecies of Jeremiah in the Old Testament, the Book of Lamentations
tells of the terrible destruction and sorrow in Jerusalem after the city was conquered by the Babylonians, and the Jewish leaders taken into captivity in 586-520 BC.