The destruction of Jerusalem is the likely setting for the book of Lamentations, delivered from a place of unspeakable pain in poetry of astonishing beauty and intricacy.
Author: Christopher J. H. Wright
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
The destruction of Jerusalem is the likely setting for the book of Lamentations, delivered from a place of unspeakable pain in poetry of astonishing beauty and intricacy. In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Christopher Wright shows that we must not, and cannot, isolate Lamentations from the rest of the Bible.
A replacement volume in the Bible Speaks Today Old Testament commentary series, this book offers a new exposition on Jeremiah, a book of the victory of God's love and grace.
Author: Christopher J. H. Wright
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Old Testament Commentaries) The prophet Jeremiah addressed the people of Judah and Jerusalem over a forty-year period leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 B.C. The book of Jeremiah addresses the exiles, especially those in Babylon, in the years after the catastrophe. Here we encounter Jeremiah the prophet who, from his youth to old age, delivered the word of God to the people of Israel at the most terrifying time in all their troubled history. Understanding Jeremiah's context is essential to understanding his life and message. More than that we must encounter the God of Jeremiah--an encounter that should be both profoundly disturbing and ultimately reassuring, as it was for him. If Jeremiah spoke in his day, and if the book still speaks today, in both cases it is because of the God who called the man to speak and commanded the book to be written. In the end, Jeremiah is a book of the victory of God's love and grace. His redemptive, reconstructive work comprises the book's portrait of the future--a future that we see fulfilled in the New Testament through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. Ultimately we see it in God's dwelling with his redeemed people forever in the new creation. A replacement volume in the Bible Speaks Today Old Testament commentary series, this book offers a new exposition on the book of Jeremiah.
Christopher J. H. Wright masterfully opens our eyes to see and understand the message of Ezekiel.
Author: Christopher J. H. Wright
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Christopher J. H. Wright masterfully opens our eyes to see and understand the message of Ezekiel. Ezekiel's vision of the glory of God--its departure and return--is first set within Israel's history and then in the culmination of God's promises in Christ. Embedded in the pattern of the strange, the bizarre and the wonderful is a word that still speaks to God's people today.
His work on Jeremiah and Lamentations is going to serve very well those who teach and preach from these inspired texts. Balance, insight, careful exegesis, and healthy theology characterize this book.
Author: J. Daniel Hays
Publisher: Baker Books
The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.
Features Cover the books of Jeremiah & Lamentations in 12 lessons Equip yourself to lead a Bible study Imagine the Bible’s historical world Study word origins and definitions Explore thoughtful questions on key themes Go deeper with ...
Publisher: Tyndale House
Wrestling with Deep Human Emotions As much as we hope to avoid loneliness, sorrow, and suffering, we must learn how to accept them when they find us. Jeremiah was nicknamed “the weeping prophet” for his profound wrestling with these deep human emotions. The title of his second book, Lamentations, echoes Jeremiah’s intimate familiarity with them. By studying “the weeping prophet” and his faithfulness to God’s call, you’ll see more clearly who or what controls your own life. LifeChange LifeChange Bible studies will help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. Filled with a wealth of ideas for going deeper so you can return to this study again and again. Features Cover the books of Jeremiah & Lamentations in 12 lessons Equip yourself to lead a Bible study Imagine the Bible’s historical world Study word origins and definitions Explore thoughtful questions on key themes Go deeper with optional projects Add your notes with extra space and wide margins Find the flexibility to fit the time you have
LAMENTATIONS RABBAH How was Lamentations transformed in Lamentations
Rabbah ? The theme of Lamentations Rabbah is Israel's relationship with God ,
and the message concerning that theme is that the stipulative covenant still and ...
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
This work addresses basic questions such as: What is Rabbinic Judaism? What is Midrash? When and how did Rabbinic Judaism recognise Christianity as a separate religion? And, what is reform Judaism? It gives clear answers to questions about the literature, history, religion and theology of Rabbinic Judaism, and includes a selection of supplementary readings.
Lamentations was a warning to ancient Judah that it had reached the point of no return.
Author: Gerald Flurry
Publisher: Philadelphia Church of God
Lamentations was a warning to ancient Judah that it had reached the point of no return. The nation could no longer repent to avoid being taken captive by Babylon. What happened to Judah is only a type of what is prophesied to happen in this end time. It is a prophecy where the Laodicean Church and three nations of Israel (America, Britain and the Jewish nation) have reached the point of no return. They are going to become enslaved by a modern-day Babylon from Europe. Only individuals can still repent before the Great Tribulation. And even they have only a tiny span of time to do so. In this booklet: • The God That Rules • Josiah's Role in the End Time • Why God Must Punish the Laodiceans • Building a Foundation of Hope • Lamentations, Mourning and Woe This ebook is offered completely free of charge by the Philadelphia Church of God. However, please not that Google Play will need a verified Google Wallet account which requires your credit card information. In a small number of countries, a temporary authorization of $1 will be charged to your account but will be refunded. This refund can take up to 1 month to process.
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION I am indebted again to the general editor
of the Anchor Bible , David Noel Freedman , this time for the opportunity to
prepare a revised commentary on Lamentations , and for his critical reading of
Author: Delbert R. Hillers
The poetry found in the Book of Lamentations is an eloquent expression of one man's, and one nation's, despair. The poet is deep in mourning as a result of the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in the sixth century b.c.e. He looks to Israel's own sins to explain the catastrophe, and yet he recites poignant examples of Israel's suffering in wondering aloud if God has abandoned his people altogether. Thus his lament is both a confession and a prayer for hope in spite of the horrible defeat. Lamentations is traditionally thought to have been written by the prophet Jeremiah; today the question is whether one man wrote it or many. In his Introduction, Delbert Hillers gives the evidence against Jeremiah's authorship and suggests that the poems should be treated as an intelligible unity, most likely written by an eyewitness to the events described. The Book of Lamentations has been taken up through history both as poetry and as an expression of boundless grief. It has become part of the Jewish and Christian liturgies, as well as a source of comfort far beyond the time in which it was written. This commentary fills in the book's literary and historical background, and we emerge with a fresh respect for the artistry with which it was composed. The poetry itself demands this respect, with a translation here that carries the emotion and heartbreak of the original Hebrew. This new edition by Delbert R. Hillers is a thorough revision of his earlier Anchor Bible commentary, incorporating new literary theories and textual discoveries connected with the very latest Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship.
40–55 did not regard Lamentations as a fixed revelation . Instead , they felt free to
engage with it with the expressed purpose of changing that revelation . While the
central message of Lamentations is essentially the lack of future hope , that of ...
Author: Joachim Schaper
Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek
English summary: This volume is a collection of essays on aspects of the textualization of religious traditions. Viewing the development of religions from the vantage point of media history, the authors explore key junctures in the unfolding of the YHWH religion, other ancient Near Eastern traditions and Egyptian religion, of Hellenistic and Rabbinic Judaism, and of Hinduism and Buddhism. This is done against the background of the orality/literacy debate in the humanities and the social sciences. Special attention is paid to the correlation between the rise of writing and the rise of Israelite monotheism. German description: Die Bedeutung des Schreibens, der Schriftkultur und des Verhaltnisses zwischen 'orality' und 'literacy' sind fur die Entwicklung von Religionen von grundlegender und gar nicht zu uberschatzender Bedeutung. Es ist darum sinnvoll, die Religionsgeschichte aus der Perspektive der Mediengeschichte zu untersuchen. Die Beitrager dieses Bandes demonstrieren dies an den Beispielen der Textualisierung der judaischen JHWH-Religion in der spatvorexilischen, exilischen und fruhnachexilischen Zeit, agyptischer und mesopotamischer Traditionen, des hellenistischen und des rabbinischen Judentums sowie hinduistischer und buddhistischer Konzepte. Zu den wichtigsten Ergebnissen der in diesem Band versammelten Untersuchungen gehort die Einsicht in die interkulturelle Vergleichbarkeit des Phanomens der Textualisierung, die uber Judentum, Christentum und Islam hinausreicht. Der Band schliesst mit Uberlegungen zum Zusammenhang zwischen der Textualisierung der israelitischen Religion und dem Durchbruch des Monotheismus in der spatvorexilischen und exilischen Zeit und setzt sich dabei nicht zuletzt mit einer These Jan Assmanns auseinander, die in letzter Zeit viel Staub aufgewirbelt hat und der Korrektur bedarf.
Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, ...
Author: Steven Smith
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah, Lamentations is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary. The author of Exalting Jesus in Jeremiah, Lamentations is Steven Smith.
Lamentations is an appropriate companion to this book, for it looks back to the event that Jeremiah anticipated, the fall of Jerusalem, and describes in stunningly evocative language the grief that Israel experienced.
Author: Irving L. Jensen
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Jeremiah, previously published as a separate volume, has been combined with Lamentations to provide a carefully organized exposition that reconstructs the historical and cultural backgrounds as well as the vital message of the two Old Testament books. Jeremiah is a penetrating analysis of a significant prophetic book regarded as especially relevant to modern times. Lamentations is an appropriate companion to this book, for it looks back to the event that Jeremiah anticipated, the fall of Jerusalem, and describes in stunningly evocative language the grief that Israel experienced. Using a paragraph-by-paragraph method of analysis, Dr. Jensen explores major units of thought in these biblical books. He effectively uses charts, maps, and informative footnotes to aid the reader's understanding.
The purpose of the book must lie in a combination of these themes. Lamentations is a neglected book, perhaps because it was associated with the book of Jeremiah and considered almost as an appendix.
Author: R. B. Salters
Publisher: A&C Black
While the book of Jonah is, in some ways, unique, it stands firmly in the Old Testament tradition. There have been various suggestions as to genre, the most likely being the (short) didactic story; but the aim of the author is not easy to discern. The authenticity of Jonah's message to the Ninevites is stressed, as is their repentance, and Yahweh's mercy. The purpose of the book must lie in a combination of these themes. Lamentations is a neglected book, perhaps because it was associated with the book of Jeremiah and considered almost as an appendix. On the question of genre it has the closest affinities with the psalms of lament; but, whereas it is very difficult to link a psalm with a specific historical event or period, the five chapters of Lamentations appear to have the Fall of Jerusalem as background. While gloom abounds, the careful reader discovers the faith of the author shining through. He is a "practical monotheist" who interprets the castastrophe of the fall of Jerusalem in the light of his faith.