RELG 202 Lecture Notes - Israelites

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Published on 15 Apr 2013
School
McGill University
Department
Religious Studies
Course
RELG 202
Lamentation chapter 2
This book is about the people who lost faith in God due to destruction of
their city.
Main theme is about hatred, anger and sadness of people
What is true meaning of Israel in theological sense?
God’s choice to save the city and Israel people depend on people’s faith
towards God
Important verse.
Lamentations 2:5 - The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up
Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his
strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning
and lamentation.
This verse shows how people in that time lost faith in God. God was
described as an enemy” by people. Also, people thought the God
was “swallowing up the city”.
The purpose of this chapter is to express despair and teach God’s people
that disobedience to the Lord results in immense suffering and
distress. Jeremiah pours out his emotions in compassion, and empathy for
Gods nation, as he watches them inhabit a foreign land
In chapter 4, we read that God has brought justice and ruled mightily. During
the siege, the city of Jerusalem suffered incredibly. Starvation was so bad and
widespread that the Israelites resorted to eating their own children. The nation
was warned about their sin and disobedience and the penalty of the coming
judgment of God
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This book is about the people who lost faith in god due to destruction of their city. Main theme is about hatred, anger and sadness of people. God"s choice to save the city and israel people depend on people"s faith towards god. Lamentations 2:5 - the lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up. Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of judah mourning and lamentation. This verse shows how people in that time lost faith in god. God was described as an enemy by people. Also, people thought the god was swallowing up the city . The purpose of this chapter is to express despair and teach god"s people that disobedience to the lord results in immense suffering and distress. Jeremiah pours out his emotions in compassion, and empathy for. God"s nation, as he watches them inhabit a foreign land.

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