SPECTRES OF YHWH: SOME HAUNTOLOGICAL REMARKS ON LAMENTATIONS 3

Jaco Gericke

Abstract


In this article, the author offers a brief hauntological perspective on Lamentations 3.
After discussing some of the rudiments of the relevant type of Derridean philosophy
of history/literature, the hauntological layers of Lamentations 3 are extracted by
way of reconstructive informal philosophical commentary. This is followed by a
closer look at the representation of Yhwh in Lamentations 3 as a spectre in the
Derridean sense of the word. The conclusion is that, from the perspective of
hauntology, Lamentations 3 is a good example of ancient spectral theology.

Keywords


Lamentations; Yhwh; Derrida; hauntology; Spectral Theology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/110-0-108

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