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- 1 Summary
- 2 Historical setting
- 3 Discussion
- 4 Points to ponder
- 5 I have a question
- 6 Relation to other scriptures
- 7 Complete outline and page map
- 8 Resources
- 9 Notes
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Relationship to Old Testament. The relationship of Lamentations to the Old Testament as a whole is discussed at Old Testament: Organization.
Story. Lamentations consists of a series of five poetic "lamentations" by the prophet Jeremiah over fallen Jerusalem.
Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Lamentations include:
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A broader treatment of the history of ancient Israel, including Lamentations, is found at Old Testament: Historical Overview.
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Points to ponder
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I have a question
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Relation to other scriptures
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"The Lamentations of Jeremiah" was written by the same person as the book of Jeremiah.
Joseph Smith Translation
The Joseph Smith Translation made no changes to the book of Lamentations.
Complete outline and page map
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- Amplified • The Amplified Bible, 1987 update
- NASB • New American Standard Bible, 1995 update
- NIV • New International Version
- RSV • Revised Standard Version
- Wayment, Thomas A., ed. The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the Old Testament, p. 209-10. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 2009. (ISBN 1606411314) BX8630.A2 2009
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Lamentations (and Jeremiah)." In Old Testament: First Kings to Malachi (Institute Manual), vol. 2, third ed. (PDF version), ch. 20, p. 219-20. Salt Lake City, Utah: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2003.
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- Wayment, The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the Old Testament, p. 209-10.
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