Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Super explanationem Lamentationum Ieremie prophete
(263 words)

Commentary on the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah

William of Malmesbury

Date: Probably between 1135 and 1142

Original Language: Latin


In his commentary on the biblical book of Lamentations, which is a meditation on the fall of Jerusalem in 587 BC, William describes the different senses of the text, paying most attention to the spiritual.

In a brief passage of this long commentary, William explains that, while the ‘sects’ of Christians, Jews an…

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Tolan, John, “ Super explanationem Lamentationum Ieremie prophete”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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