Lamentations Hardback

by Gina Hens-Piazza;


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Lamentations

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Though the five poems of Lamentations undoubtedly refer to the Babylonian siege and destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE, the multiple voices that narrate unspeakable suffering and labor to make sense of the surrounding horror do so at women s expense.

In the opening chapters, a prevailing metaphor of Jerusalem as a woman (Woman Zion) portrays a weeping widow, abandoned and alone, who soon becomes the target of blame for the downfall of the city and its inhabitants. Vague sexual improprieties craft the basis of her sinfulness, seemingly to justify her immense suffering as punishment. The damning effect of such a metaphor finds company in subsequent accounts of women, young girls, and mothers all victims of the destruction recorded therein. But this feminist interpretation of Lamentations does not stop at merely documenting the case against women; it also demonstrates how such texts can serve as sources of strength by lifting up portraits of courageous resistance amid the rubble of misogynist landscapes.

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Lamentations by Gina Hens-Piazza was published by Liturgical Press in July 2017 and is our 58900th best seller. The ISBN for Lamentations is 9780814681541.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherLiturgical Press (July 2017)
Weight340g
Number of Pages160
Thickness13 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780814681541
ISBN-100814681549
Product Code4515114
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