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“Exegetically Speaking” is a weekly podcast of the friends and faculty of Wheaton College, IL. Hosted by Dr. David Capes, it features language experts who discuss the importance of learning the biblical languages—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek—and show how reading the Bible in the original languages “pays off.” Each podcast lasts between seven and eleven minutes and covers a different topic for those who want to read the Bible for all it is worth. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at bts.graduate.studies@wheaton.edu. And keep listening. 

Jul 26, 2019

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.