B 53 'Until He Looks Down and Sees' The Message and Meaning of the Book of Lamentations (2009)


Lamentations appears to be a book without a happy ending; its final comment is distinctly ambiguous. And yet is it best known for a verse that promises hope: 'The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.'

This booklet explores the issues in reading Lamentations, in order to help those reading it, preaching from it or using it liturgically, to hear its message and meaning. To do this, we must learn how to read the book with integrity, reading the whole book with our whole lives.

Download extra resources for this book

Select from list of available formats:

Author: Heath Thomas

Dr Heath Thomas is Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He serves on the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar executive committee, an international project aimed at renewing biblical interpretation so that all the resources of biblical studies may be directed towards hearing God's address in and through Scripture today.

Books by Heath Thomas

View all books by Heath Thomas

New and Recent