How to use Lamentations in a sentence
Bereshith Rabba, on Genesis, and Ekhah Rabbati, on Lamentations, were probably edited in the 7th century.
He gave vent to his irritability by lamentations so grotesquely exaggerated as to make it difficult to estimate the real extent of the evil.
She first complained in murmurs, then wept, and at last burst into loud lamentations, earnestly beseeching the operator to stop.
Meanwhile he had published the Lamentations of Jeremiah, and the book of Revelation in Latin verse, which he dedicated to the king, complaining of his hard usage.
They consist of paraphrases of parts of Genesis, Exodus and Daniel, and three separate poems, the first on the lamentations of the fallen angels, the second on the "Harrowing of Hell," the resurrection, ascension and second coming of Christ, and the third (a mere fragment) on the temptation.Advertisement
There are no remiss or sleepy praises in heaven, nor such lamentations in hell.
In 1089 he was stricken with fever and he died on the 24th of May amidst universal lamentations.
It is certainly true that the same emotional temperament, dissolving in tears at the spectacle of the country's woes, and expressing itself to a great extent in the same or similar language, is noticeable in the author(s) of Lamentations i.-iv.
Like the Greek drama and the mysteries of the European middle ages, it is the offspringof purely religious ceremony, which for centuries has been performed annually during the first ten days of the month Muharramthe recital of mournful lamentations in memory of the tragic fate of the house of the caliph All, the hero of the Shiitic Persians.
They were interred with great pomp and ceremony, and amid the universal and heartfelt lamentations of the Scottish nation.Advertisement
Lamentations) Yahweh's jealousy against the semi-heathen Judah has become a jealousy for his people, and we appear to move in the thought of Haggai and Zechariah, where the remnant are comforted by Yahweh's return and the dispersed exiles are to be brought back (cf.
The faith and hope which breathe in this passage have the closest affinities with the book of Lamentations and Isa.
The older incantations, associated with Ea, were re-edited so as to give to Marduk the supreme power over demons, witches and sorcerers; the hymns and lamentations composed for the cult of Bel, Shamash and of Adad were transformed into paeans and appeals to Marduk, while the ancient myths arising in the various religious and political centres underwent a similar process of adaptation to changed conditions, and as a consequence their original meaning was obscured by the endeavour to assign all mighty deeds and acts, originally symbolical of the change of seasons or of occurrences in nature, to the patron deity of Babylon - the supreme head of the entire Babylonian pantheon.
Some Septuagint MSS., and the Syriac and other versions, have the fuller title Lamentations of Jeremiah.
The text of Lamentations, however, so often deviates from it, that we can only affirm the tendency of the poet to cast his couplets into this type (Driver).Advertisement
General subject and outline of contents.-The theme of Lamentations is the final siege and fall of Jerusalem (586 B.C.), and the attendant and subsequent miseries of the Jewish people.
It appears likely that Lamentations was not translated by the same hand as Jeremiah (Ndldeke).
It is urged, indeed, that the author of Chronicles could not have imagined a prophet to have sympathized with such a king as Zedekiah so warmly as is implied by Lamentations iv.
Upon the whole, it does not seem probable, either that the Chronicler mistook Lamentations iv.
The only hope expressed in Lamentations i.
Up to the present time its verses are used as amulets; it is employed in the lamentations for the dead; it has been frequently edited and made the basis for other poems, and new poems have been made by interpolating four or six lines after each line of the original.
His wife had died many years before, and it jars upon us to read how he then commanded the young man to hush his lamentations of sorrow.
The address of the clergy, inspired by the great prelates, sought to make inaccurate lamentations over the progress of impiety a means of safeguarding their enormous spiritual and temporal powers, their privileges and exemptions, and their vast wealth.
The Isiac mysteries were a representation of the chief events in the myth of Isis and Osiris - the murder of Osiris, the lamentations of Isis and her wanderings, followed by the triumph of Horus over Seth and the resurrection of the slain god - accompanied by music and an exposition of the inner meaning of the spectacle.Advertisement
At times we hear the lamentations of the Greek people, at other times the hero himself addresses them.
The Doctor called, and shouted, and fired signals, and Duk made piteous lamentations; but there was no response.
The temple which he has made a sacrilege utters bitter lamentations; he has made its eyes blurred with tears.
The poet's most popular work, however, is his Treny or "Lamentations," written on the death of his daughter Ursula.