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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Lamentations Chapter 3

Lamentations 3:1

lam 3:1

The literary form of Lamentations is necessarily obscured in the translation. It is an acrostic dirge, the line arranged in couplets or triplet, each of which begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. In the third Lament, which consists of sixty-six stanzas instead of twenty-two, each line of each triplet begins with the same letter, so that the entire sixty six verses are required to give the twenty-two letters of the alphabet. Thus verses 1-3 (Lam 3:1-3) of our version form but three lines of the original, each line beginning with A, etc.

Lamentations 3:58

lam 3:58


Hebrew, "goel," Redemption (Kinsman type).

(See Scofield) - (Isa 59:20).

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