Daughter Zion Identifies with Syrian and Iraqi Women: A Reading in the Book of Lamentations

Niveen Sarras

Article Type: Global Perspectives

Publication Date: 1/7/2017

Issue: The Neighbor (Vol. 37, No 1, Winter, 2017)

Niveen Sarras, a biblical scholar with roots in the Christian communities in the Middle East, reflects on the book of Lamentations, and how the ancient situation of this book is a model for understanding the present situation of women in Syria and Iraq. She argues that the process of lamentation, both in the Bible and in the present, is a step toward these communities dealing with their pain and hardships.

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