LAMENTATIONS is a book in the Hebrew Bible and in the Holy Bible that expresses deep sorrow for what happens to Jerusalem and Judah after 586 B.C. There is a part that reminds the reader that mothers ate their own babies because of famine set on by the siege that the Babylonians set upon them. In the end the author most commonly thought to be the prophet Jeremiah asks YHWH to restore them unless his anger is to great.