A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Lamentations by R. B. Salters

By R. B. Salters

For over 100 years overseas severe Commentaries have had a different position between works in English at the Bible. they've got sought to assemble all of the proper aids to exegesis, linguistic and textual not less than archaeological, historic, literary and theological, to aid the reader comprehend the that means of the books of the outdated and New Testaments.

The new commentaries proceed this practice. New facts now to be had, in addition to new tools of research, should be included within the convinced expectation that there'll be a good higher want for such commentaries within the twenty-first century than there was within the past.

No try has been made to safe a uniform theological or serious method of the biblical textual content: individuals were invited for his or her scholarly contrast, now not for his or her adherence to anybody college of proposal. it's was hoping that the hot volumes will reach the excessive criteria in their predecessors and give a contribution considerably to the certainty of the books of the Bible.

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It seems likely, therefore—though we do not have any hard evidence—that those who remained in Jerusalem engaged in some rudimentary form of commemoration from an early stage. 27 These prayers receive their inspiration from the text of Lamentations. In particular, the alphabetic structures seem to appeal to author after author, so that, for example, we have one where a first line begins with a letter of the alphabet, as in Lamentations, and much more sophisticated ones where, for example, every stanza begins with the word hkya, the first strophe of the first stanza has five occurrences of a, the second strophe has six occurrences of b; the first strophe of the second stanza has five occurrences of g, the second strophe has occurrences of d, etc.

Broken this frame, under the wrinkled skin, the sunk flesh. Bitterness of despair fills my prospect, walled in on every side; Buried in darkness, and, like the dead, interminably. The question arises as to the reason for the employment of this feature in these poems. Why did the poets take the trouble to express themselves in this way? 57 Luther called Ps 119 ‘the golden ABC’.

Leander, Historische Grammatik der Hebräischen Sprache des Alten Testaments (Hildesheim, 1965) Bible Review The Bible Translator Beiträge zur Wissenschaft vom Alten Testament Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft I. J. Gelb et al. ), The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (Chicago, 1956–) Cambridge Bible Commentary xxxii CBQ CBSC CCCM cf. ch(s). CTA DBSup DCH DISO DJD DOTT ed(s). EncJud ESV ExpTim FOTL GK GN GNB HALOT HAT HDB HKAT HTR HUCA IB IBS ICC IDB IDBSup Int ITC JANES ABBREVIATIONS Catholic Biblical Quarterly Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges Corpus Christianorum: Continuatio mediaevalis (Tunhout, 1969–) compare chapter(s) A.

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