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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. 

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.


Jul 12, 2019

Dr. Todd Still, Dean of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, joins us in the studio to reflect upon how learning the biblical languages helps to enrich our reading of the Bible.


Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Adam Miglio, Associate Professor of Archaeology at Wheaton College, draws upon how an “open sword” was understood in the ancient Near East to inform a reading of Ezekiel 21:28. A fascinating reflection on Babylon as God’s sword in that chapter.


Jul 8, 2019

Rabbi Steven Bob offers insight into a challenging statement from Genesis 3:16: “in pain you shall bring forth children.” A careful look at the term in Hebrew translated as “pain” may be better understood as “sorrow” in this passage.