The Babylonians lay siege to Jerusalem in 588 B.C., and the city falls on August 14, 586 B.C. The siege of a fortified city is a dreadful thing to behold. Food and supplies quickly run out: Starvation, sickness and death follow.
Jeremiah is inside Jerusalem during the 2-year siege, and Lamentations is his eyewitness account.
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