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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 And keep listening. 

Dec 7, 2018

Dr. Amy Peeler, Associate Professor of New Testament, endorses the impulse toward gender inclusive language in translation. But in some cases she thinks exclusive language may better capture the argument of the text. In Hebrews 2:10 she suggests it is better to read “children” (NRSV) or “sons and daughters”...

Dec 4, 2018

In this podcast Dr. Capes, dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College, considers the origin of the term “Xmas.”  Some regard it as a secular effort to remove Christ from Christmas, but the story of its origin may tell a different story.

Nov 30, 2018

Dr. Philip Ryken, president of Wheaton College, discusses some of the benefits of reading the Bible in its original languages. As an example, he takes a passage from Ecclesiastes (8:15) to show how the book moves forward with a strong, praise-filled affirmation of joy.

Nov 23, 2018

Rabbi Steven Bob discusses the significance of names in the Hebrew Bible. In this podcast he considers the name of the first human, Adam. There’s more here than you might expect.

Nov 16, 2018

Dr. Andrew Abernethy, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Coordinator for the M.A. in Biblical Exegesis, explores how Psalm 111 and 112 are acrostic poems that play off of one another to illumine how the godly will resemble God.