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Mourning in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible
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Mourning in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible

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Sheffield Academic Press 1999

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Overview

Commentators are often disturbed by the presence of various speakers in the three poems of Lamentations 1 and 2, and Isaiah 51:9-52:2, the change of speakers being thought to disrupt the flow of ideas. This study shows that a close reading of all three poems in the light of their mourning ceremony setting displays a clear and consistent flow of thought. Purported cases of 'disruption' now fit into their present context as moments in which different mourners voice their pains and their questions aloud, and bring their incomprehensible sufferings to Yahweh their God and the creator of all.

Key Features

  • Bibliography
  • Indexes

Product Details

  • Title: Mourning in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible
  • Author: Xuan Huong Thi Pham
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 224

About Xuan Huong Thi Pham

Xuan Huong Thi Pham is Translation Consultant of the NIDA Institute of Biblical Scholarship at the American Bible Society, Chantilly, Virginia.

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