Short collection of poems lamenting the fall of Jerusalem.

Lamentations is a collection of 5 poems that mourn the fall of Jerusalem in 587 BC.  The poems lament the desolation of the city, express anger at the horrors of the siege, and question whether God has forgotten his people.  In the middle of the book, however, the poet confesses that God's steadfast love never ceases (3:22-24).  Most of the poems have 22 lines, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet.  The first line begins with "a," the second line with "b," etc.  Chapter 3 has 66 lines, three for each letter of the alphabet.

Lam 1:1-3 - Sorrow
Lam 3:22-24 - Hope

Lamentations mourns the destruction of Jerusalem



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