Old Testament Essays
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GIFFONE, Benjamin D.. The timeless, unifying rhetoric of Lamentations. Old testam. essays [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.3, pp.534-558. ISSN 2312-3621.
Certain poetic features of Lamentations contribute to an ongoing preservative/cohesive function in faith communities. In form and content the reader/audience is confronted with completeness-a nation's complete destruction, the complete range of human emotion-and with incompleteness-a fragmented people, broken institutions, unanswered theological questions.1