"Biblica et Orientalia" 44
1993 pp. XIV-230
The present study seeks to call attention to a literary genre whose existence in the Hebrew Bible, has gone largely unnoticed or at least not fully appreciated. The city lament is a genre well-known fron ancient Mesopotomia. The laments that make up this genre vividly depict and mournfully lament the destruction of some of the most important cities in Mesopotamia and their chief shrines.
F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp, 1962, received a B.A. in History from Furman University, with a concentration in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Northwest semitic studies from The John Hopkins University.