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Oppressive Presence

In this edition of Exegetically Speaking (a podcast of Wheaton College) . . .

Dr. Aubrey Buster, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, explores Psalm 139:5, “You have hemmed me in before and behind.” Although we tend to understand this positively, she probes the Hebrew and suggests that this may instead call to mind God’s oppressive presence.


Dr. Aubrey Buster

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The podcast last approximately 7 minutes.

Resembling God A to Z

Dr. Andrew Abernethy, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Coordinator for the M.A. in Biblical Exegesis, explores how Psalm 111 and 112 are acrostic poems that play off of one another to illumine how the godly will resemble God.

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