The unity of the Book of Lamentations

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Abstract

A single poet may wish to describe the Destruction itself (chaps. 2 and 4), its results (chaps. 1 and 5), or its theological impact (chap. 3).4 Even though the poems are set in an actual historical context, they cannot be considered historical material, and their poetic nature cannot be disregarded. [...] not only is it impossible to determine the exact time of their composition based on their vividness or subject matter, but any such attempt derives from a basic misunderstanding of the nature of poetry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-329
Number of pages24
JournalCatholic Biblical Quarterly
Volume71
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009

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