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Ackroyd, P. R. (1968), Exile and Restoration: A Study of Hebrew Thought of the Sixth Century BC (London: SCM).

Albrektson, B. (1963), Studies in the Text and Theology of the Book of Lamentations, Studia Theologica Lundensia, 21 (Lund: Gleerup).

Bloch-Smith, E. (1992), Judahite Burial Practices and Beliefs about the Dead, JSOTSup 123, JSOT/ASOR MS 7 (Sheffield: JSOT).

Brandscheidt, R. (1988), Das Buch der Klagelieder, Geistliche Schriftlesung, Altes Testament, 10 (Düsseldorf: Patmos).

Clements, R. E. (1980), Isaiah 1–39, NCB (London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott).

Cohen, C. (1973), ‘The “Widowed” City’, JANESCU 5: 75–81.

Cohen, M. E. (1988), The Canonical Lamentations of Ancient Mesopotamia (2 vols.; Potomac, Md.: Capital Decisions).

Cohen, S. J. D. (1982), ‘The Destruction: From Scripture to Midrash’, Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Liturgy, 2: 18–39.

Fitzmyer, J. A. (1990), rev. edn., The Dead Sea Scrolls: Major Publications and Tools for Study, SBLRBS 20 (Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press).

Freedman, D. N. (1986), ‘Acrostic Poems in the Hebrew Bible, Alphabetic and Otherwise’, CBQ 48: 408–31.

Galambush, J. (1992), Jerusalem in the Book of Ezekiel: The City as Yahweh's Wife, SBLDS 130 (Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press).

Gerstenberger, E. (1971), ‘Der klagende Mensch’, in H. W. Wolff (ed.), Probleme biblischer Theologie (Munich: Chr. Kaiser), 64–72.

Gordis, R. (1974a), 3rd edn., The Song of Songs and Lamentations (New York: Ktav).

——(1974b), ‘The Conclusion of the Book of Lamentations (5.22)’, JBL 93: 289–93.

Gottlieb, H. (1978), A Study on the Text of Lamentations, Acta Jutlandica, Theology Series, 48/12 (Aarhus: Det lærde Selskab).

Gottwald, N. K. (1962), 2nd edn., Studies in the Book of Lamentations, SBT 14 (London: SCM).

Gwaltney, W. C., Jnr. (1983), ‘The Biblical Book of Lamentations in the Context of Near Eastern Lament Literature’, in W. W. Hallo, J. C. Moyer, and L. G. Perdue (eds.), Scripture in Context, ii. More Essays on the Comparative Method (Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns), 191–211.

Hillers, D. R. (1992), 2nd edn., Lamentations, AB 7A (Garden City, NY: Doubleday).

Johnson, B. (1985), ‘Form and Message in Lamentations’, ZAW 97: 58–73.

Jones, D. R. (1963), ‘The Cessation of Sacrifice after the Destruction of the Temple in 586 B.C.’, JTS NS 14/1:12–31.

Joyce, P. M. (1993), ‘Lamentations and the Grief Process: A Psychological Reading’, in Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, 1/3: 304–20.

Kaiser, O. (1992), 4th edn., ‘Klagelieder’, in H.-P. Müller et al., Das Hohelied, Klagelieder, Das Buch Ester, ATD 16/2 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht), 91–198.

Kraus, H.-J. (1968), 3rd edn., Klagelieder (Threni), BKAT 20 (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag).

Lachs, S. T. (1966–7), ‘The Date of Lamentations V’, JQR NS 57 (1966–7): 46–56.

Lanahan, W. F. (1974), ‘The Speaking Voice in the Book of Lamentations’, JBL 93: 41–9.

Lindström, F. (1983), God and the Origin of Evil: A Contextual Analysis of Alleged Monistic Evidence in the Old Testament, ConBOT 21 (Lund: Gleerup).

McDaniel, T. F. (1968), ‘The Alleged Sumerian Influence upon Lamentations’, VT 18: 198–209.

Miller, A. (1991), ‘The Mistreated Child in the Lamentations of Jeremiah’, Breaking Down the Wall of Silence to Join the Waiting Child (London: Virago), 114–26.

Mintz, A. (1984), Ḥurban: Responses to Catastrophe in Hebrew Literature (New York: Columbia University Press).

Morgenstern, J. (1956), ‘Jerusalem—485 B.C.’, HUCA 27: 101–79; (1957), 28: 15–47; (1960), 31: 1–29.

O'Connor, K. M. (1992), ‘Lamentations’, in C. A. Newsom and S. H. Ringe (eds.), The Women's Bible Commentary (Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox), 178–82.

Pritchard, J. B. (ed.) (1969), 3rd edn. with suppl., ANET (Princeton: Princeton University Press), ‘Lamentation over the Destruction of Ur’, 455–63; ‘Lamentation over the Destruction of Sumer and Ur’, 611–19, both tr. S. N. Kramer).

Provan, I. W. (1990), ‘Reading Texts against an Historical Background: The Case of Lamentations 1’, in Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 1:130–43.

———(1991a), Lamentations, NCB (London: Marshall Pickering).

——(1991b), ‘Past, Present and Future in Lamentations iii 52–66: The Case for a Precative Perfect Re-examined’, VT 41/2:164–75.

Rudolph, W. (1962), 2nd edn., Das Buch Ruth—Das Hohe Lied—Die Klagelieder, KAT 17 (Gütersloh: Mohn).

Sawyer, J. F. A. (1989), ‘Daughter of Zion and Servant of the Lord in Isaiah: A Comparison’, JSOT 44: 89–107.

Shea, W. H. (1979), ‘The qinah Structure of the Book of Lamentations’, Bib. 60:103–7.

Treves, M. (1963), ‘Conjectures sur les dates et les sujets des Lamentations’, Bulletin Renan, 95: 1–4.

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