Author: Not stated but traditionally attributed to Jeremiah.
Date: Probably around 586 BC, shortly after the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians.
In Ten Words or Less: A despairing poem about the destruction of Jerusalem.
Details: After warning the southern Jewish nation to obey God, the prophet Jeremiah witnesses the punishment he’d threatened. Judah’s “enemies prosper; for the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions,” writes Jeremiah; “her children are gone into captivity before the enemy” (1:5). The sight brings tears to Jeremiah’s eyes (“Mine eye runneth down with water,” 1:16) and provides his nickname, “the weeping prophet.” Lamentations ends with a plaintive cry: “Thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us” (5:22).
From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.
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