Daniel Vos, lecturer of religious studies at Central College, will present an academic paper at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Denver, Colorado, on Monday, Nov. 21.
The paper is entitled “Praying as a Different Kind of Plaintiff in Psalm 39” and makes the case that Psalm 39 is an unusual kind of lament because it asks for divine distance instead of divine restoration.
Vos earned his B.A. from Dordt College, M.Div. and Th.M. in Old Testament from Calvin Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in biblical studies from Boston College. His doctoral studies were focused on law and metaphor in the Hebrew Bible. He joined Central’s faculty in 2021.