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Lamentations Old Testament book bewailing the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 587 or 586 bc; it is commonly attributed to the author of the Book of Jeremiah. All five chapters of Lamentations are written in Hebrew verse.

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Lamentations. Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah sung to plainchant melodies (or other settings such as the great ones by Tallis) in RC churches in the week before Easter. Gr. word Threni sometimes used.

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Lamentations a book of the Bible (in full the Lamentations of Jeremiah) telling of the desolation of Judah after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 bc.

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