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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Lamentation

Dictionaries :: Lamentation

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Below are articles from the following 2 dictionaries:
Easton's Bible Dictionary

Lamentation:

(Heb. qinah), an elegy or dirge. The first example of this form of poetry is the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan (2Sa 1:17-27). It was a frequent accompaniment of mourning (Amo 8:10). In 2Sa 3:33, 34 is recorded David's lament over Abner. Prophecy sometimes took the form of a lament when it predicted calamity (Eze 27:2,32; 28:12; 32:2,16).

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Lamentation:

lam-en-ta'-shun.

See BURIAL

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