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Lamentation

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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(Heb. qinah), an elegy or dirge. The first example of this form of poetry is the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan (2 Samuel 1:17-27 ). It was a frequent accompaniment of mourning (Amos 8:10 ). In 2 Samuel 3:33,34 is recorded David's lament over Abner. Prophecy sometimes took the form of a lament when it predicted calamity (Ezekiel 27:2,32; 28:12; 32:2,16 ).

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Lamentation'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​l/lamentation.html. 1897.
 
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