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Table of Contents Preface LeAnn Snow Flesher and Carol J. Dempsey Abbreviations List of Contributors Part I Hear this Word that I Take up over You in Lamentation (Amos 5:1): Lamentation Themes in the Book of Amos Jason H. Radine, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor A Study of the References to BaT'-'ammi in Jer 8:18-23: A Gendered Lamentation Ahida Calderon Pilarski, Saint Anselm College Micah 1:1-16 and 7:1-10: A Poet's Cry of the Heart in the midst of Tragic Vision Carol J. Dempsey, University of Portland My God ...Why? Questioning the Action and Inaction of YHWH in the Psalms Andrew Davies Boxed by the Orthodox: The Function of Lamentations 3:22-39 in the Message of the Book Walter C. Bouzard "Uttering Precious Rather than Worthless Words": Divine Patience and Impatience with Lament in Isaiah and Jeremiah Mark J. Boda, McMaster University A Critique Against God?: Reading Psalm 80 in the Context of Vindication Hee Suk Kim, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School One Good "Turn" Deserves Another? Rhetorical Strategy in Joel 2:12-17 Joel Barker Tricksters and Martyrs: Reading Daniel 9 as Lament within the Context of the Entire Book LeAnn Snow Flesher, American Baptist Seminary of the West/Graduate Theological Union Can the Unrighteous Lament? Lament Speech and Reconciliation Elna K. Solvang, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN The Poetic Beauty of Grief in Lamentations Victoria Hoffer, Yale University Bibliography Index of References Index of Authors

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Born out of two years of presentations in the Biblical Hebrew Poetry Section at SBL, this volume discusses 'voice'.

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Carol J. Dempsey, OP, is Professor of Theology (Biblical Studies/Old Testament) at the University of Portland, USA. LeAnn Snow Flesher is an ordained minister with the American Baptist Churches, USA, and Professor of Old Testament and Academic Dean at the American Baptist Seminary of the West, USA. Mark J. Boda is Professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Canada.

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