Furthermore, she warns that Lamentations
tends to be non-specific about details, and for example completely leaves Babylonia out of the story.
The Sumerian and Sumero-Akkadian bilingual lamentations
belonging to the second category also speak of destruction of cult centers.
God does not speak in the whole book of Lamentations
for houses destroyed in Luxor were not recorded, but--as no traditional laments tackle this eventuality other than those for the self and one's fate--it is highly possible that laments were sung invoking the collapse of "the house," as if for the demise of the father.
Raymond-Jean Frontain in his essay on Donne and Jeremiah has suggested Lamentations
appealed to Donne for three reasons.
Here again gender becomes central, as Shreiber reminds us that the sacked city of Jerusalem in Lamentations
speaks in the voice of a violated woman, and that images of helpless and even cannibalistic mothers proliferate in the poem.
THE DIALOGIC INTERACTION BETWEEN THE BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS
AND THE PRE-EXILIC/EARLY PROPHETIC LITERATURE.
The litany of artists who created famous depositions, lamentations
, or pietas reads like a who's who of Western art: Fra Angelico, Donatello, Filipino Lippi, Perugino, Bellini, Raphael, Rubens, Manet, Chagall.
One classical example is offered by the midrash of Lamentations
by Rabbi Judah the Prince and Rabbi Yohanan.
Before the day was out, Rachman issued an apology, saying he had been "slightly shaken by the various calls for resignation, lamentations
about falling FT standards etc.
There were few Revelations in the England team but several Lamentations
, James (circled) chief among them.
Names were read out in groups of three, interspersed with readings from the biblical Book of Lamentations
and then the single beat of the drum.