Definition of Book of Lamentations
1. Noun. An Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC; traditionally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah.
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings
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Literary usage of Book of Lamentations
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"It thus seems highly probable that in the time of the Chronicles, that is, about the close of the Persian period, the book of Lamentations had a recognized ..."
2. An Introduction to the Old Testament by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright (1890)
"The Book of Lamentations is in Hebrew MSS. termed i"l?'S (Ah! how I), from its first word, but generally in printed editions is styled from its contents ..."
3. The Ethics of the Old Testament by Hinckley Gilbert Thomas Mitchell, G. T. (1912)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE Book of Lamentations This little book is traditionally ascribed to Jeremiah. The tradition is as old as the beginning of the third century ..."
4. Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion by Claude Goldsmid Montefiore (1892)
"... after and through the religious awakening which followed upon the fall of Jerusalem, the Book of Lamentations (of which the third chapter, ..."
5. The Psalms and Other Sacred Writings: Their Origin, Contents, and Significance by Frederick Carl Eiselen (1918)
"... consist largely of dirges over the downfall of Judah and Jerusalem. Contents and Outline. The book of Lamentations consists of five independent poems, ..."
6. Journal of a Deputation Sent to the East by the Committee of the Malta by Malta Protestant college (1854)
"... there is a cave in an ancient quarry, where Jeremiah is supposed to have lived, and written the book of Lamentations—it lies on the road to Anathoth, ..."