I, 8) and, following him, Jerome and Origen reckon 22 books, taking Ruth with Judges and Lamentations with Jeremiah; whereas the ordinary Jewish reckoning gives 24 books, as in our Hebrew Bibles.
For an eight-fold repetition.) The alphabet of Lamentations ii.
Upon the whole, it does not seem probable, either that the Chronicler mistook Lamentations iv.
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.
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.
Some Septuagint MSS., and the Syriac and other versions, have the fuller title Lamentations of Jeremiah.
The only hope expressed in Lamentations i.
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.
He gave vent to his irritability by lamentations so grotesquely exaggerated as to make it difficult to estimate the real extent of the evil.
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.