Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts

Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts

eBook - 2008
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Personal tragedy and communal catastrophe up to the present day are universal human experiences that call forth lament. Lament singers--from the most ancient civilizations to traditional oral poets to the biblical psalmists and poets of Lamentations to popular singers across the globe--have always raised the cry of human suffering, giving voice to the voiceless, illuminating injustice, or pleading for divine help. This volume gathers an international collection of essays on biblical lament and Lamentations, illuminating their genres, artistry, purposes, and significant place in the history and theologies of ancient Israel. It also explores lament across cultures, both those influenced by biblical traditions and those not, as the practices of composition, performance, and interpretation of life's suffering continue to shed light on our knowledge of biblical lament. --From publisher's description.
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Society of Biblical Literature, Ă2008
ISBN: 9781589833678
1589833678
9781589833579
1589833570
9781589833579
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages)
Additional Contributors: Lee, Nancy C.
Mandolfo, Carleen

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