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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lamentations, Book of
Lamentations, Book of A poetic book responding to the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by the Babylonians. Part of the Kethubim or the “Writings” of the Hebrew Bible, usually third among the five Megilloth. Found after the book of Jeremiah in the Septuagint, Vulgate, and most English Bibles.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lamentations, Book of
LAMENTATIONS, BOOK OF. Lamentations consists of a series of five poems on the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 b.c. The poems do not narrate in order the events of the fall of the city, but through a variety of speakers they give vivid short pictures of the horrors of the siege and its aftermath, reflect
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lamentations, Book of
Lamentations, Book of. Book consisting of five poems that constitute a formal dirge lamenting the fall of Jerusalem. Each poem has a distinct symmetrical pattern. The first (1:1–22) is an elaborate acrostic composed of three-line segments. There are twenty-two segments, each beginning with a different
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lamentations
Lamentations lamʹən-tāʹshəns. A relatively short book of the OT that mourns the destruction of Jerusalem, 586 b.c. In Jewish synagogues the book is read annually on the 9th of AB (July/August) in commemoration of this event. I. Name and Canonical Position II. Authorship III. Structure and Meter
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lamentations, Book of
LAMENTATIONS, BOOK OF Book consisting of five poems that constitute a formal dirge lamenting the fall of Jerusalem.PreviewAuthorDateBackgroundStructurePurpose and Theological TeachingContentAuthor The book of Lamentations has been traditionally ascribed to the prophet Jeremiah. This ascription
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lamentations, Book Of
Lamentations (lam-en-tay´shuhns), book of, the third of the Five Scrolls, or Megilloth, which are found in the Writings section, or Ketuvim, of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). The Five Scrolls were used in the Jewish liturgy to commemorate particular events in the history of the Jewish people. The book of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lamentations, Book of (Writing)
LAMENTATIONS, BOOK OF. The book consists of five separate poems, similar in style, all dealing with the desolation of Jerusalem and the sufferings of the Jews brought about by the overthrow of the city by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 b.c. Each of the poems consists of 22 stanzas or verses, the number of the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lamentations, Book of (Writing)
LAMENTATIONS, BOOK OF. In the Heb. Bible Lamentations (called ’eḵâ, the characteristic lament ‘how!’; cf. 1:1; 2:1; 4:1) is included among the five scrolls, since it is read on the ninth of Ab, the day of mourning over the destruction of the Temple. The evv follow the lxx (thrēnoi, ‘wailings’ or ‘dirges’)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jeremiah, Lamentations of (Writing)
Jeremiah, Lamentations ofTitle ascribed to the book of Lamentations in several early versions. Although some ancient traditions associated the prophet Jeremiah with the book and some canonical lists reckon Jeremiah and Lamentations together (cf. LXX Prologue; Josephus Ag. Ap. 1.8 [38]), Jeremianic authorship
Lamentations, Book Of
Lamentations, Book ofA sequence of five poems composed some time after the destruction of Jerusalem in 587/586 b.c.e., perhaps for ceremonies commemorating this event. In all likelihood the poems were composed in Palestine, and while the author or authors are unknown, there is no strong reason to suppose
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lamentations, Book of? (Writing)
Lamentations, Book of. An Old Testament book mourning the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lamentations, Book Of
LAMENTATIONS, BOOK OF A collection of five laments or elegies over the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 b.c. and the Exile of the people of Judah. Lamentations was included in the Hebrew Bible among the Writings; it is placed after Jeremiah in the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate. In the Catholic
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Lamentations of Jeremiah
Lamentations of Jeremiah. In the Hebrew Bible, as one of the five *Megilloth, this Book is placed in the third main division of the OT, called the ‘Writings’ (*Kethubim). In the English Bible, as in the *Septuagint and *Vulgate, it follows Jer. The Book consists of five chapters, all dealing with the
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