Study 2 From the Book of Lamentations is: Lamentations 2
Verses 1-9 deal particularly with the devastation of buildings in Judah and Jerusalem, and the rest of the chapter with the sufferings of various classes of the inhabitants.
- Try to imagine the desolation here portrayed and the intensity of the people’s sorrow. Cf. 1:12. What is said of God’s right hand in verses 3:4? Contrast with this such passages as Ex. 15:6, 12: Pss. 63:8; 139:10.
- What evidence in this chapter suggests that already the disaster of the judgment is having one of its intended effects? Cf. 2 Ch. 7:13, 14. Are we, as God’s children, as sensitive as we ought to be to His disciplinary dealings?
- Verse 2 ‘Habitations’: i.e., country dwelling as opposed to ‘strongholds’.
- Verse 4. ‘Tent’ here denote the city.
- Verse 6a refers to the Temple. ‘He has broken down his tabernacle like a garden hut’ (Gotwald)
- Verse 22a. Instead of summoning worshipers to a festival, God has called together ‘terrors on every side’, so that none of His people escaped. Cf.Is