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Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts (Nancy C Lee Carleen Mandolfo (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004157477
Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts (Nancy C Lee Carleen Mandolfo (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004157477
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Title: Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts

Author: Lee, Nancy C Carleen Mandolfo (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004157477

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 274

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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.
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