The Book of Lamentations (Hebrew: אֵיכָה) is an accumulation of graceful regrets for the devastation of Jerusalem. In the Hebrew Bible it shows up in the Ketuvim (“Writings”), in the Old Testament it takes after the Book of Jeremiah, as the prophet Jeremiah is its customary author.
The book is somewhat a conventional “city mourn” grieving the renunciation of the city by God, its annihilation, and a definitive return of the godlikeness, and halfway a memorial service requiem in which the deprived bewails and addresses the dead. The tone is dreary: God does not talk, the level of anguish is exhibited as undeserved, and desires of future recovery are minimal.
The Book of Lamentations Summary
The book comprises of five separate ballads. In the principal (part 1), the city sits as a destroy sobbing dowager overcome with tragedies. In Chapter 2 these tragedies are portrayed regarding national sins and demonstrations of God. Section 3 discusses seek after the general population of God: the reprimand would be for their great; a superior day would first light for them. Part 4 mourns the destroy and destruction of the city and sanctuary, however follows it to the general population’s transgressions. Part 5 is a supplication that Zion’s rebuke might be taken away in the contrition and recuperation of the general population.