Lamentations (4)

Article 4 of 4 in the series Lamentations

Exposition | by | Volume 30, Issue 2 | March – April 2024

In the previous two chapters, the problem and consequences of sin are laid out with the recognition that Yahweh is righteous in all his judgments. In this third song, the same picture of suffering is presented, but this time through the lens of the “man that hath seen affliction” (Lam 3:1). Out of the blackness of the first two chapters, this man emerges, to take us on a journey from ‘how could this happen?’ to ‘why did this happen?’

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