God does not speak in the whole book of Lamentations.
The book of Lamentations is like a bottle for the tears of the exiles, and by extension for the tears of the world.
Poignant as the Book of Lamentations is, Psalm 137 captures in miniature the feelings of the exiles in graphic form.
Like those who mourn a devastated Jerusalem in the Book of Lamentations, these people, too, have not found any comfort.
Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets: A Dialogic Theology of the Book of Lamentations.
Mandolfo is to be commended for her recovery of Daughter Zion's perspective, especially as it is preserved in the book of Lamentations.
Names were read out in groups of three, interspersed with readings from the biblical Book of Lamentations and then the single beat of the drum.
The Book of Lamentation contains a series of lamentations about the destruction of Jerusalem.
The first part deals with translations of the Bible into Chinese, especially the Union Version (1919), and it discusses literary critics such as Zhu Weizhi (himself a Christian, discussing the status of the Bible as part of world literature and looking at the Bible, especially the Psalms and the Book of Lamentations
, as a history of national suffering), Zhu Yunbin and Niu Yongmao (interested in the love poems of the Song of Songs), and Du Benhai (focusing on the creation story of Genesis).
The quotation of the first line in Poem #12 is from the opening words of the Biblical book of Lamentations
, ascribed by tradition to the prophet Jeremiah.
It is traditional to read the Book of Lamentations
, which mourns the destruction of the first Temple.
True, the Book of Lamentations
confronts the horrors of war that have befallen Israel and Jerusalem.
O'Connor: "The biblical book of Lamentations
refuses denial, practices truth-telling, and reverses amnesia.
Hillers writes very specifically that he supposes "that the resemblances between the Mesopotamian laments and the biblical book of Lamentations
are evidence of some kind of connection.
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.