Who wrote Lamentations?


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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
My understanding is that, despite the traditional attribution of the Biblical book of Lamentations to the prophet Jeremiah, and although the destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon in 586/7 BCE did indeed form the background of Lamentations, modern scholarship disputes Jeremiah's authorship, and maintains instead that each of the book's chapters was likely written by a different anonymous poet, and were then joined to form the book as it now appears in Scripture.

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