We finish up our journey through the second major prophetic book this week and then move on to read part of the third, Lamentations.
The book of Lamentations is a poetic book that is attributed to the prophet Jeremiah. It mourns the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in the 6th century BC. In Judaism, this book is traditionally recited on the fast day of "Tisha B'Av" the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, mourning the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem. It is said that Jeremiah retired to a cavern outside the Damascus gate, where he wrote this book. That cavern is still pointed out by tour guides today.
Here is our schedule for the week:
16, Sunday: Jeremiah 28-31
17, Monday: Jeremiah 32-35
18, Tuesday: Jeremiah 36-39
19, Wednesday: Jeremiah 40-43
20, Thursday: Jeremiah 44-47
21, Friday: Jeremiah 48-51
22, Saturday: Jeremiah 52 - Lamentations 3
May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the understanding and most importantly the living out of His Holy Word. Amen.