Streane groups together Jeremiah and Lamentations in this two-part commentary. First, focusing on the fifty-two chapters that encompass Jeremiah, he delves into the contents, arrangement of the book, a comparison of Jeremiah and the other Old Testament prophets, and the use of meter by Jeremiah. The short five chapters that make up Lamentations are covered in the second part of Streane's commentary, as well as background history and authorship.
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Annesley William Streane was a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.