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According to Midrash Eicha Zuta, it was written by ירמיה (Jeremiah). This is also reflected in the Septuagint (aka LXX aka Targum Shivim), which opens with the line "By Jeremias, in the Captivity." This is probably the oldest tradition. According to Rashi, Midrash Tehillim (aka Midrash Secher Tov), Pesiqta Rabbatti, Ibn Ezra in his introduction to ...
from what i understand kabalists attribute the piyut to R' Nechunia ben HaKana, but usually it is dated to the 12th-13th century by "Chassidei Ashkenaz" (who also composed "anim zemirot")
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