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  1. Lamentations was probably written shortly after the destruction of Jerusalem.
  2. Lamentations is an Acrostic Arrangement which is a verse or arrangement of words in which certain letters in each line, as the first or last, when taken in order spell out a word, motto, etc.
  3. In Lamentations each chapter has 22 verses or a multiple of 22 verses.
  4. The 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet are used in succession to begin each verse in chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  5. In chapter 3 each of the 22 Hebrew letters are used in succession after every third verse.
  6. The three Jewish grouping of writings in the Old Testament are:
  • The Law
  • The Prophets
  • The Writings
  1. The Rolls are read publicly at a Jewish Festival.
  2. The five rolls are:
  • The Song of Solomon
  • Ruth
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Esther
  • Lamentations