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Introduction and Background

The Book of Lamentations

Quick Facts about Lamentations

  • Lamentations is the 25th Book in the Bible
  • The Hebrew Word for Lamentations is "Eikah" which means "How"
  • The Greek Name for Lamentations is "Threnos" which is translated "Lament"
  • The Author of the Book of Lamentations was Jeremiah (According to Tradition)
  • The Events in Lamentations date back to 588 BC approximately
  • The Main Theme of Lamentations is 5 Poetic laments over the destruction of Jerusalem
  • A Type of Jesus - In Lamentations Jesus is the weeping prophet

Outline of Lamentations