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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. 

Feb 25, 2019

Jonathan Pennington, associate professor of New Testament interpretation and director of research doctoral studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, discusses features of his new book, The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: a Theological Commentary (Baker, 2017).  In particular he argues that the beatitudes (ch. 5) are all about human flourishing. “Flourishing are the poor in spirit . . . “ (Matthew 5.3)