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“Exegetically Speaking” is a weekly podcast of the friends and faculty of Wheaton College, IL. Hosted by Dr. David Capes, Dean of Biblical & Theological Studies and Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, 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. 

Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Ron Hayden, an adjunct professor at Wheaton College, considers one of the most ambiguous passages in the Bible, the pronouncement of 70 “sevens” in Daniel 9. He suggests that the ambiguity is intentional.


Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Daniel Treier, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Theology at Wheaton College, brings exegetical insights from Proverbs 8 into conversation with discussions about Christology.


Aug 2, 2019

Rabbi Steven Bob joins us to consider the significance of Jonah’s name in Hebrew, which means “dove.” This leads him to recognize associations between Jonah and the story of Noah.


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.


Jul 20, 2019

Dr. Michael Graves, Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies, considers some of the challenging passages in Ruth and looks at how Hebrews can illumine these verses.