In this volume Robin Parry not only builds on traditional scholarship to interpret the book of Lamentations within its ancient context but also ventures further, exploring how the book can function as Christian Scripture. Parry provides the first systematic attempt to read Lamentations in light of the cross and resurrection. --from publisher descriptionThe Acrostic Patterns The acrostic poem was known in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as well as occurring several times in the Old Testament (e.g., Psalm 119; Prov 31:10-31; Nah 1). Chapters 1a4 follow an alphabetic acrostic pattern. In chsanbsp;...
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