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Jesus Wept: The Significance of Jesus’ Laments in the New Testament

ISBN: 9780567656544



Lament does not seem to be a pervasive feature of the New Testament, particularly when viewed in relation to the Old Testament. A careful investigation of the New Testament, however, reveals that it thoroughly incorporates the pattern of Old Testament lament into its proclamation of the gospel, especially in the person of Jesus Christ as he both prays and embodies lament.

As an act that fundamentally calls upon God to be faithful to God’s promises to Israel and to the church, lament in the New Testament becomes a prayer of longing for God’s kingdom, which has been inaugurated in the ministry and resurrection of Jesus, fully to come.

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Key Features

  • Draws attention to the importance of the lament genre to the New Testament
  • Argues that laments function as prayers for God's faithfulness to his people
  • Includes a valuable bibliography


  • Bridging from Lament in the Old Testament to Lament in the New
  • The Laments of Jesus in the Fourfold Gospel
  • Son of Man, Son of Abraham: Jesus Laments as a Human Being and an Israelite
  • King, Priest, Prophet: Jesus Laments as the Messiah
  • Divine Lament
  • Christian Lament and Inaugurated Eschatology
  • Conclusion: Lament as a Christian Practice
  • Title: Jesus Wept: The Significance of Jesus’ Laments in the New Testament
  • Author: Rebekah Eklund
  • Series: Library of New Testament Studies
  • Volume: 515
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2017
  • Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jesus Christ › Humanity; Bible. N.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Laments in the Bible; Crying › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9780567656544, 9780567656551, 9780567671820, 0567656543, 0567656551, 0567671828
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:58:48Z

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Rebekah Eklund is assistant professor of Theology at Loyola University in Maryland.

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