The Message of Lamentations

The Message of Lamentations

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

ISBN: 9780830824410

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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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.
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The Message of Jeremiah

The Message of Jeremiah

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

ISBN: 9780830824397

Category: Religion

Page: 444

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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.
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The Message Prayerful Reading Bible Jeremiah Lamentations Softcover Blue

The Message Prayerful Reading Bible  Jeremiah   Lamentations  Softcover  Blue

The Message Prayerful Reading Bible: Jeremiah & Lamentations is an edition of The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language.

Author: Eugene H. Peterson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781641583992

Category: Bibles

Page: 160

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Slow Down and Connect with GodThe Bible in contemporary language is placed here alongside the ancient Christian practice of lectio divina, or sacred reading. You'll enter the text of Scripture more fully than ever before and come out of each prayerful reading with a fresh encounter with our loving God, ready to live in the way of Jesus. A perfect resource for your devotional quiet time.This Old Testament Bible portion includes the complete books of Jeremiah and Lamentations. It introduces readers to the timeless practice of lectio divinaand provides guided reflection. There is also ample space for journaling your observations, reflections, and prayers. Here are the steps of lectio divinato help you slow down and meet God: Stop: Take a moment to stop and prepare to encounter God. Read: Do a first reading and make observations of the text. Ponder: Read the text again and meditate on its meaning. Pray: Begin a conversation with God about this Scripture. Reflect: Take note of what this time with God has brought to the surface for you. Live: Consider how this time with God translates into our life with God.
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The Message of Ezekiel

The Message of Ezekiel

Christopher J. H. Wright masterfully opens our eyes to see and understand the message of Ezekiel.

Author: Christopher J. H. Wright

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830824250

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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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.
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Jeremiah and Lamentations Teach the Text Commentary Series

Jeremiah and Lamentations  Teach the Text Commentary Series

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

ISBN: 9781493403073

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 929

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.
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Jeremiah Lamentations

Jeremiah   Lamentations

Features Cover the books of Jeremiah & Lamentations in 12 lessons Equip yourself to lead a Bible study Imagine the Bibles historical world Study word origins and definitions Explore thoughtful questions on key themes Go deeper with optional ...

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Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781612916705

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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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
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Lamentations

Lamentations

In the face of suffering, agony, and the brutal realities of life; in the midst of divine silence and human pain, the Lamentations poems speak of faith and trust in God.

Author: F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611646863

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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In the face of suffering, agony, and the brutal realities of life; in the midst of divine silence and human pain, the Lamentations poems speak of faith and trust in God. This sophisticated yet accessible commentary makes the message of Lamentations come alive. All who preach and teach will benefit from this rich resource. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
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Jonah and Lamentations

Jonah and Lamentations

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

ISBN: 1850757194

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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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.
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Lamentations

Lamentations

Lamentations was a warning to ancient Judah that it had reached the point of no return.

Author: Gerald Flurry

Publisher: Philadelphia Church of God

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 103

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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.
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A Theological Commentary to the Midrash Lamentations Rabbati

A Theological Commentary to the Midrash  Lamentations Rabbati

VII What about Lamentations Rabbati? A few remarks suffice. The theme of Lamentations Rabbati is Israel's relationship with God, and the message concerning ...

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761820221

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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This theological commentary to the Rabbinic Midrash explores a simple proposition, in three parts: I. The reading of Scripture by principal parts of the Rabbinic Midrash is formed by compositions and composites that are animated by a cogent theological system. II. These primary components of the Midrash-compilations, further, are in part aimed at systematic demonstrations of theorems of a theological character. III. While forming a principal part of a large theological structure and system, each document is unique.
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The Books of Ruth Esther Ecclesiastes The Song of Songs Lamentations The Five Scrolls

The Books of Ruth  Esther  Ecclesiastes  The Song of Songs  Lamentations  The Five Scrolls

What could the ' bad figs ' say for themselves ? The theological lessons from the experience , and much of the message of Lamentations , dealt ...

Author: Wesley J. Fuerst

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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The five Old Testament books dealt with in this volume of the Commentary occupied a special place in Hebrew tradition as selected readings for major festivals and were accordingly brought together in Hebrew manuscripts to form a group of five scrolls. The books of The Five Scrolls vary greatly; debate about their holiness and authority is recorded from the second century AD onwards, and they pose many problems of interpretation today.
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Studies in the Book of Lamentations

Studies in the Book of Lamentations

Certain of the motifs and ideas of these later Isaianic passages are employed in such a way that they seem to presuppose the message of Lamentations .

Author: Norman K. Gottwald

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725226678

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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When published, this work on the Book of Lamentations opened a new wave of studies on that much neglected biblical book. After a fresh translation, followed by acute analyses of the acrostic form and literary genres, the author develops the two-fold theology of "doom" and "hope" that reverberates through the five laments composed during the exile to cope with the fall of Jerusalem. Created for public performance, the poems artfully alternate the voices of the poet and the community, personified by turns as a forlorn widow (Fair Zion) and as an afflicted man (Jacob/Israel). The book attributes the catastrophe in part to the moral and social failures of Judah's leadership, but it also finds the enormity of the suffering beyond moral or theological explanation.
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Jeremiah Lamentations Everyman s Bible Commentary

Jeremiah   Lamentations  Everyman s Bible Commentary

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

ISBN: 1575678926

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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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.
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Lamentations

Lamentations

Lamentations 1 7 for the enemy has triumphed!” 10Enemies have stretched out their hands over all her precious things; she has even seen the nations invade ...

Author: Gina Hens-Piazza

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814681794

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Though the five poems of Lamentations undoubtedly refer to the Babylonian siege and destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE, the multiple voices that narrate unspeakable suffering and labor to make sense of the surrounding horror do so at women’s expense. In the opening chapters, a prevailing metaphor of Jerusalem as a woman (Woman Zion) portrays a weeping widow, abandoned and alone, who soon becomes the target of blame for the downfall of the city and its inhabitants. Vague sexual improprieties craft the basis of her sinfulness, seemingly to justify her immense suffering as punishment. The damning effect of such a metaphor finds company in subsequent accounts of women, young girls, and mothers—all victims of the destruction recorded therein. But this feminist interpretation of Lamentations does not stop at merely documenting the case against women; it also demonstrates how such texts can serve as sources of strength by lifting up portraits of courageous resistance amid the rubble of misogynist landscapes.
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Jeremiah Lamentations

Jeremiah  Lamentations

407 JEREMIAH 50:1 “early 49:34 in the The reign message of Zedekiah given to king Jeremiah of Judah.” against 47 Most the Elamites scholars is equate dated ...

Author: F. B., Jr. Huey

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433675584

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.
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Grief and Pain in the Plan of God

Grief and Pain in the Plan of God

Looking at the Old Testament book of Lamentations Kaiser does not offer any easy solutions - but rather shows us how a Sovereign and Loving God can work through even the most painful moments. --from publisher description.

Author: Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

Publisher: Christian Focus

ISBN: 1857929934

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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Looking at the Old Testament book of Lamentations Kaiser does not offer any easy solutions - but rather shows us how a Sovereign and Loving God can work through even the most painful moments. --from publisher description.
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Jeremiah and Lamentations

Jeremiah and Lamentations

This is followed by a lament, which is also the theme of verses 17—22. Various parts of 9:4—22 deal with the broken society and the coming judgment of the ...

Author: Hetty Lalleman

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830842834

Category: Religion

Page: 373

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Lifting out the understated themes of love, grace, promise and renewal in Jeremiah and Lamentations, this commentary by Hetty Lalleman opens our eyes to an important chapter in salvation history.
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