Definition 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.

Exact synonyms: Book Of Lamentations
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings



Definition of Lamentations

1. Proper noun. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of lamentation) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lamentations

1. lamentation [n] - See also: lamentation

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Lambrinudi
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Lamia
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Literary usage of Lamentations

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Literary criticism finds in the dramatic construction of the book a strong argument for the literary unity of lamentations. ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The text of lamentations, however, so often deviates from it, that we can only ... Like a few of the Psalms, lamentations i.-iv. arc alphabetical acrostics. ..."

3. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1825)
"I. THAT Jeremiah was the author of the Elegies or lamentations which bear his name, is evident, not only from a very antient and almost uninterrupted ..."

4. Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Manuscripts, Augustus Hughes-Hughes (1906)
"CANTUS, altus, tenor, bassus, and quintus parts of the lamentations for ... FRAGMENTS of longer works, of which the words are taken from the lamentations. ..."

5. A Critical Introduction to the Old Testament by George Buchanan Gray (1913)
"CHAPTER XVIII lamentations THE book of lamentations is divided into ... The three dirges of the book of lamentations refer to the death of the city of Sion, ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"lamentations, BOOK OF, a canonical book of the Old Testament which, ... The fuller title, lamentations of Jeremiah, is found in the Syriac and in some MSS. ..."

7. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by Sir William Smith (1888)
"There is this measure of truth in the technical classification which placed the lamentations among the Hagiographa of the Hebrew Canon, ..."

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