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The Book of Lamentations


Riverside 1998

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The book of Lamentations is one of the five so-called “Major Prophets” and it is written to the people of the Southern Kingdom, Judah. According to tradition, the book was written by Jeremiah and it is a supplement to the book of Jeremiah. The book is a memorial dirge over the destruction of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans in 586 B.C. The five poems which make up this book are full of pathos and grief. The book is sad and mournful in its tone but it is replete with lessons for us today. Among other things, the book teach us that judgment eventually falls upon men and nations when they persist in their disobedience to God and His will.

Praise for the Print Edition

These commentaries, written in outline form, are concise yet comprehensive, doctrinally sound and practically useful.

—Rev. John Edward HAO, President Faith Bible Seminary, Queens, NY

These commentaries are brief but thorough. They simplify the difficult passages. These books are factual, not fanciful, in their interpretation of the Bible.

—George A Hern, Pastor, Dellwood Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Dr. Gingrich's commentaries have been used by thousands. Read and be blessed.

—Dr. Roger R. Clapp, Professor of Bible and Theology, Mid South Bible College

Product Details

  • Title: The Book of Lamentations
  • Author: Roy Edward Gingrich
  • Publisher: Riverside Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 23

About Roy Edward Gingrich

Roy Edward Gingrich was born February 3, 1920 in Ozark, Illinois. In 1941, Roy received God's call to enter the Christian ministry. After intensive preparation, he was called to pastor churches in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Memphis, TN. He was pastor of Faith Bible Church in Memphis, TN for over 40 years. In 1963 he graduated magna cum laude from Crichton College (formally Mid-South Bible College) and soon thereafter, he joined the teaching staff. In 1964, Dr. Gingrich began writing and self-publishing Bible commentaries. In 2001, Dr. Gingrich retired from a long and fruitful ministry and in 2003, was inducted into the Crichton College Hall of Fame.

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