Let’s begin this book by posing a question, which we will leave, for the most part, unanswered until the very last chapter. The question that we should file away from the onset is: Why is the Book of Lamentations in Tanakh?...
Before we can delve into discovering who the speaker of these words is, we must first understand the type of language being used. Tanakh often uses legal literature such as in the Book of Leviticus. In most of Genesis, it uses narrative, poetry, prophecy, and rebuke. So what do we have here?
While Chapter 1 focuses on the “disconnect” between Jerusalem and her children, and Jerusalem and her allies, Chapter 2 takes a much harsher stance.