The book of Lamentations is a series of five poems or laments, formatted not unlike a funeral dirge.
They are generally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah and focus on the sorry state of Jerusalem, it’s people, and God‘s pending judgment.
Each of the books five chapters corresponds to one of the five poems.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 1,000-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.