Book of Lamentations

Book of Lamentations
book of the Old Testament containing poems mourning the destruction of Jerusalem (ascribed to Jeremiah)

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  • Book of Lamentations — The Book of Lamentations ( he. אֵיכָה, Eikha , ʾēḫā(h)) is a book of the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. It is traditionally read by the Jewish people on Tisha B Av, the fast day that commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Lamentations — noun an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC; traditionally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah • Syn: ↑Lamentations • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑Hagiographa, ↑Ketubim,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • LAMENTATIONS, BOOK OF — LAMENTATIONS, BOOK OF, one of the five scrolls in the Hagiographa section of the Bible, consisting of five poetic chapters, probably lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 B.C.E. and its aftermath. (The English title, like the Greek… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LAMENTATIONS RABBAH — (Heb. Eikhah Rabbati), aggadic Midrash on the Book of Lamentations, the product of Palestinian amoraim. The Name In medieval rabbinic literature Lamentations Rabbah was also called Aggadat Eikhah, Megillat Eikhah, Midrash Kinot, Eikhah Rabbati,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lamentations — may refer to:*The Book of Lamentations *Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet and Genre of the Lamentations, two articles on the music for Tenebrae *Lamentations (Live at Shepherd s Bush Empire 2003), a live DVD by Progressive metal band Opeth …   Wikipedia

  • Lamentations Rabbah — Rabbinic Literature Talmudic literature Mishnah • Tosefta Jerusalem Talmud • Babylonian Talmud Minor tractates Halakhic Midrash Mekhilta de Rabbi Yishmael (Exodus) Mekhilta de Rabbi Shimon (Exodus) Sifra (Leviticus) Sifre (Numbers Deuteronomy)… …   Wikipedia

  • Lamentations of Jeremiah, The — ▪ Bible also called  The Lamentations Of Jeremias,         Old Testament book belonging to the third section of the biblical canon, known as the Ketuvim, or Writings. In the Hebrew Bible, Lamentations stands with Ruth, the Song of Solomon,… …   Universalium

  • Lamentations — noun an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC; traditionally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah • Syn: ↑Book of Lamentations • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑Hagiographa,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamentations — Biblical book, late 14c., short for Lamentations of Jeremiah, from L. Lamentationes, translating Gk. Threnoi (see LAMENTATION (Cf. lamentation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lamentations — [lam΄ən tāshənz] n. 〚LL(Ec) Lamentationes, transl. in Vulg. for Gr thrēnoi, in LXX〛 Bible a book traditionally ascribed to Jeremiah, lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem: abbrev. La, Lam, or Lm * * * …   Universalium

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