Book of Lamentations

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an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC

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The Biblical Book of Lamentations has been studied for centuries, since it has been known for about 2 millennia longer than the Sumerian Laments.
Nowhere is this more true than in 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
Lamentation, with its biblical models in the 137th psalm and the Book of Lamentations, undergirds Shreiber's discussion of two firmly secular poets, Adrienne Rich and Irena Klepfisz.
The ghetto memoir style, factual-descriptive, and lapidary is mixed with poetical interstices and religious connotations, in the Book of Lamentations manner:
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.
Indeed our little book of lamentations in memory of our ancient trees, which we were unable to save despite a long and painful campaign, left us heartbroken, as in sorrow we watched chainsaws cut them down without mercy.
Councillor Jeff Edwards, former town mayor and one of the few children plucked from the debris of the collapsed coal tip, followed the opening prayer with a reading from the Book of Lamentations.
At morning prayer on Good Friday, the Liturgy of the Hours has us listen to the book of Lamentations, in which the Hebrew people grieve over the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem around 587 B.