Tag: Lamentations of Jeremiah

The Lamentations (Lamentations 4:20)

The Lamentations (Lamentations 4:20)

The Book of Lamentations is a collection of five songs about the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 587 BC. They were written afterwards, to give expression to the grief felt by the people of the city, who by then were living in exile. As mourning songs, they were also an attempt to make sense of the disaster.