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By R. B. Salters

For over 100 years overseas severe Commentaries have had a unique position between works in English at the Bible. they've got sought to compile all of the suitable aids to exegesis, linguistic and textual a minimum of archaeological, old, literary and theological, to assist the reader comprehend the that means of the books of the previous and New Testaments.

The new commentaries proceed this custom. New facts now to be had, in addition to new equipment of analysis, might be included within the convinced expectation that there'll be a fair higher want for such commentaries within the twenty-first century than there was within the past.

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Gottwald (28-30), Rudolph (1962, 196-99) and House (303)—still hold to the view that only one author was involved. 25 Salters (2001, especially 108-10). It is difficult to imagine why someone, having finished a sophisticated alphabetic acrostic poem concerning the aftermath of the fall of Jerusalem, would begin again and pen another alphabetic acrostic on the same theme! One might just, perhaps, accept the possibility that the author of one of the poems 1 to 4 could have supplemented it with the more prayerful fifth poem.

Gottwald (28-30), Rudolph (1962, 196-99) and House (303)—still hold to the view that only one author was involved. 25 Salters (2001, especially 108-10). It is difficult to imagine why someone, having finished a sophisticated alphabetic acrostic poem concerning the aftermath of the fall of Jerusalem, would begin again and pen another alphabetic acrostic on the same theme! One might just, perhaps, accept the possibility that the author of one of the poems 1 to 4 could have supplemented it with the more prayerful fifth poem.

17-27 where David mourns for Saul and Jonathan: ‘Alas, the mighty are fallen…! ’ In the course of time the dirge came to be applied, metaphorically, to the demise of communities—cities and tribes—their downfall being interpreted as death. 2; cf. 20-21), although in the hands of the prophet the form is used before the fall in order to shock the audience. The funeral song is profane34 and focuses on death and misery. g. Ps 79). In the history of interpretation, most scholars designate Lam 5 as a communal lament; and ch.

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