And it came to pass after that israel had been carried away captive, and. His commentary is a good, brief survey, wellinformed and organized. How doth the city sit solitary the short history of the desolations of the jewish nation, contained in the fiftysecond chapter of jeremiah, formerly stood as a preface to the lamentations. Top 5 commentaries on the book of lamentations ligonier ministries. In lamentations, the poet grieves, yet still has faithcrying out to god for mercy. The theology of work bible commentary is an indepth bible study tool put together by a group of biblical scholars, pastors, and workplace christians to help you discover what the whole biblefrom genesis to revelationsays about work.
Book of lamentations read, study bible verses online. The book of jeremiah has 66 passages from deuteronomy, and also references to job and psalms in effect, and lots of indebtedness, in the minds of some scholars, to hosea. The entire book of lamentations is poetic in its form. Although the poems are traditionally ascribed to the prophet jeremiah. In most of the modern bible editions the lamentations follow upon the book of jeremiah. The poems use the literary style of an acrostic where the poem is built around the alphabet 16. The lamentations are the expression of a heart full of love for the earthly people of jehovah, a people punished for their sins by loosing their kingdom, their land, their city and their sanctuary. Because this last verse of the book is so negative, many hebrew manuscripts of lamentations end by repeating lamentations 5. Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, prophesied for four decades under the last five kings of judahfrom 627 to 587 b. The book of lamentations is book of sorrowful songs or poems. It is an elegy, a dirge, written over the desolation of jerusalem by one whose love for it, guilty as he knew it to be, was. The basic theme of the book is a lament over the terrible woes which have befallen sinful judah and the destruction of the holy city and the temple of god. This view is highly likely considering the author was a witness of the babylonians destroying jerusalem.
The septuagint the greek translation of the old testament gives this prefix. The main characteristic of the book is indicated by its title, lamentations in greek threnoi threnos song expressing grief for one who has died cp mt 2. Study lamentations using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. In the midst of this darkness, the five poems collected as the biblical book of lamentations emerged as a lifeembracing work. The book of lamentations does not explicitly identify its author. This book, believed to be written by the prophet jeremiah between 586 and 585 b. But at the heart of this book, at the center of this lament over the effects of sin in the world, sit a few verses devoted to hope in the lord lamentations 3. Some view the last chapter of jeremiah as an introduction to lamentations. Dearman holds that the prophetic books, unlike many modern scholars, are in fact prophetic and reflect their own culture while pointing towards the fulfillment of the covenant in jesus christ. Ryken 2017 david guzik no distribution beyond personal use without permission. In the book that bears his name, jeremiah had predicted the calamity in chapters 129. Lamentations relates closely to the book of jeremiah, describing the anguish over jerusalems receiving gods judgment for unrepentant sins.
Lamentations is the only book, however, that consists solely of laments. In lamentations, he concentrates in more detail on the bitter suffering and heartbreak that was felt over. In this book of jeremiahs lamentations, chapters one, two and four form an acrostic, each chapter consisting of twentytwo verses, and each. Watch our overview video on the book of lamentations, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought.
The book ends the way god intended it to end, with the kind of unresolved anguish we have come to expect from the weeping prophet. Enduring word bible commentary lamentations chapter 1. In the hebrew bible it appears in the ketuvim writings, beside the song of songs, book of ruth, ecclesiastes and the book of esther the megilloth or five scrolls, although there is no set order. As a series of laments over the destruction of jerusalem the royal city of the lords kingdom in 586 b. Business, education, law, service industries, medicine, governmentwherever you work, in whatever. This is a very recent commentary by a highlyrespected scholar and seminary professor, and is one of the two best commentaries on lamentations the other being by f. The book of lamentations kjv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 25 duration.
Empathize with israels grief in the book of lamentations. The book of lamentations is the collection of five poems or songs mourning the conquest of jerusalem and the kingdom of judah. Jewish tradition ascribed the book of lamentations to the prophet. A free bible version and commentary on the book of lamentations in easyenglish. Best commentaries and books on lamentations logos bible. While the author of lamentations remains nameless within the book, strong. Study the bible online using commentary on lamentations. Title lamentations was derived from a translation of the title as found in the latin vulgate vg. In the hebrew bible however they are set in the third part, the socalled writings hebr. This sophisticated yet accessible commentary now makes the message of lamentations come alive for christian existence today. Jeremiah considers himself as part of these people but thereby repents and puts his hope in spite of all mourning in god. The author of lamentations stood therefore in a long and respectable literary tradition when he bewailed the.
The book is composed of five poems that mourn the catastrophe. See 2 kgs 25 for a prose account of the fall of jerusalem. The reluctant prophets call and job description jeremiah and lamentations in his early twenties, jeremiah received gods call to be a prophet. The book of lamentations is a memorial, and you should preach this. His job description was to carry gods messages over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to. Although the poems are traditionally ascribed to the prophet jeremiah, this is unlikely. Lamentations 1 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Longman provides a close reading which is comprehensible to the nonexpert but solidly based on the hebrew text.
Matthew henrys commentary on the whole biblebook of lamentations kindle edition by henry, matthew. The description shows the miseries of the jewish nation. The book of lamentations was written soon after the fall of jerusalem in 586 b. It was written soon after the fall of jerusalem in 586 b. The vivid descriptions of jerusalems destruction likewise mean that its fall in 586 b. The book of lamentations has been billed as a natural supplement to the book of jeremiah. The name implies that the topic is expressing grief over something to lament. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading matthew henrys commentary on the whole biblebook of lamentations. Book of lamentations matthew henrys bible commentary. It also became customary, when the jews read the book in synagogue worship, for them to repeat lamentations 5.
Dyer, lamentations, in the bible knowledge commentary. Book of lamentations overview insight for living ministries. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. This special book is a collection of five lament poems recounting the tragic fall of jerusalem to babylon. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The commentary proper includes berlins translation, accompanied by technical. Each chapter of the book is comprised of a poem making five poems in all. The lamentations of jeremiah reformed bible studies. An overview of the book of jeremiah bible commentary. This commentary has been through advanced theological checking. The book of lamentations may not be the most popular book in the bible, but it is an essential ingredient for helping humans to understand an important aspect of their relationship with god the expression of grief and distress. The book itself is a collection of five funeral poems offered on behalf of jerusalem after its destruction by babylon. The book of lamentations is a collection of five poems that serve as an anguished response to the destruction of jerusalem in 587 b. It mourns the destruction of jerusalem and the holy temple.
The tradition is that the prophet jeremiah wrote lamentations. Jeremiah, also known as the weeping prophet writes this after the destruction of jerusalem by the babylonians. Lamentations free bible commentary in easy english. Jeremiah had prophesied of jerusalems destruction for forty years, before it finally took place. Matthew henrys commentary on the whole biblebook of. Kent thinks someone during the time of jeremiah wrote the book, but gives arguments for and against jeremiah pp. It is composed of five chapters or poems lamenting on the siege and destruction and fall of jerusalem and the captivity of the nation at the hands of nebuchadnezzars army. Theology of work bible commentary one volume edition.
Study the bible online using commentary on lamentations and more. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of lamentations. It waxes and wanes, goes away, and returns again unexpectedly. The book of lamentations is a poetic book of the old testament that was written by the jewish prophet jeremiah. The apostolic fathers saw lamentations as a description of the challenges that face christians in a fallen world. You can find the best commentary on lamentations for you using the tools on the right side. He wrote this biblical poem after the destruction of the city of jerusalem that he attempted to prevent. The introduction to the commentary discusses the poetry of lamentations, gender and suffering, mourning as a religious concept, the theology of destruction and exile, the literary context of lamentations, authorship, date and purpose, and lamentations at qumran. This accs volume on these two biblical books will give you insight and encouragement in the life of faith as seen through ancient. Lamentations commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Read lamentations commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. This statement of faith standing strong in the midst of the surrounding darkness shines as a beacon to all those suffering under the consequences of their own sin and disobedience. Lamentations features six major themes, all linked with the concept of suffering. Chapter 1a all verse 1b all verse 2 twentytwo verses.194 1120 1276 1029 161 351 569 1512 732 1011 798 1013 1197 674 1170 702 186 935 1568 1409 702 706 1115 889 407 896 1533 640 852 998 627 1474 1127 357 1243 598 876 1466 313 710 695