This book is thought to have been written by Jeremiah.
It is Hebrew poetry in acrostic form like psalm 119. You might like to look at it in your Bible. Except for chapter 3, the chapters each have 22 verses. Although not apparent in English, each verse in chapters 1, 2 and 4 begin with a succeeding letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Chapter 3 has 66 verses, each three in a row beginning with a new alphabet letter.
 1   Jerusalem totally destroyed
 2   God is angry a need for comfort
 3   Lessons from personal affliction - hope
 4   The old glory and present troubles 
 5   Prayer for mercy
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