Lamentations: A Commentary by Adele Berlin

John Knox Press, 2002

In this accessible, lucid volume, Berlin brings her considerable knowledge of Hebrew poetry to bear upon the study of Lamentations. She explicates the book's five poems, their 'theology of destruction,' their expression of suffering without limits, and she builds a convincing case for Lamentations' immense power to address violence and grief. In our current cultural climate of anger and sorrow, Berlin's book will be of interest to all thinking people.