Lamentations is a book that sticks real close to the title. It’s a lament over the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of the people. Tradition says that Jeremiah wrote the book and that is a real possibility but it is impossible to tell from the text itself. Jeremiah is in a strange place because he has been vindicated but the vindication came at the price of total destruction. Lamentations is a great title for this work.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.