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Book of Lamentations

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The Book of Lamentations is a set of five poems supposedly written by Jeremiah, a Jewish "prophet". It is considered to be a fairly firsthand account of the conquest of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar and the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE.

Structure[edit]

The structure is fairly predictable.

  • Jews do bad things to upset God.
  • God decides to give the Jews yet another incredibly harsh object lesson to see if they'll finally "get it".
  • Jews lament what has happened and promise to never upset God again.
  • The following Tuesday, the cycle begins anew.

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