The Old Testament

A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction


21. Lamentations

Study Questions

  1. Who is the author of Lamentations, according to the book?
  2. When are portions of Lamentations sometimes read during the Christian year?
  3. What structural element is found in Lamentations 1–4?
  4. Lamentations has two voices. One is the narrator. Who is the other?
  5. Sin has brought God’s judgment. What remains?