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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. 

Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Danny Carroll Rhodas, Blanchard Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School, draws upon his bi-lingual upbringing (Spanish and English) to reflect upon how language works in a given culture. How about Biblical Hebrew? Dr. Carroll Rodas highlights three structures within Hebrew discourse:...


Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh, Lecturer in New Testament at Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College, helps us slow down and read Romans 3.21-26.  In particular, he considers the Greek verb, dikaioō (to justify, make right, rectify) at the beginning of 3.24. He asks who is one who justifies and who is justified. The surprising...


Mar 29, 2019

Michelle Knight (PhD, Wheaton College), Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, takes us through several passages to show how meaning is constructed sometimes by playing with words. In the Tower of Babel account (Genesis 11), the people build a tower to make a...


Mar 22, 2019

Ed Stetzer (PhD), Billy Graham Professor of Church, Mission, and Evangelism, Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center, and Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership, shows how certain Greek words cannot be translated completely into English. In particular, the Greek word translated “compassion”...


Mar 15, 2019

Chris Vlachos (PhD), Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament, discusses how Greek word order and meaning effects meaning. With examples from James 1 and Revelation 2, he shows that "reading the New Testament in Greek is like watching High Definition TV."