Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Lamentations: Chapter Summary
The Inscription, איכה, θρῆνοι/Lamentations, 1. Whether Lamentations contains a funeral dirge upon the death of Josiah? The figment of Jarchi concerning Lamentations, that it is that volume which, after the former burning by Jehoiakim, Jeremiah commanded to be written again by Baruch. The time of the writing of the book, 2. The argument of the same, 3. The use, 4. The tragic manner of speech. The order of the Alphabet, 5. There are two parts: I. The Lamentations of Jeremiah and the people on account of the destruction of the city and the captivity of the people (Lamentations 1-4). II. Prayer of the Church (Lamentations 5). A Synoptic Table of the book, and its Interpreters, ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Hebrew, 6.