-Of David Ps 60:1-3 -Of Jeremiah, see the Book of Lamentations -Of Ezekiel Eze 19; 28:12-19 -See [2496]ELEGY

Called in the Hebrew canon ‘Ekhah, meaning “How,” being the formula for the commencement of a song of wailing. It is the first word of the book (see 2 Sam. 1:19-27). The LXX. adopted the name rendered “Lamentations” (Gr. threnoi = Heb. qinoth) now in common use, to denote the character of the book, in […]