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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 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.


Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Ron Haydon, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, looks Daniel 3, where Nebuchadnezzar demands the worship of a golden idol. Dr. Haydon draws some insights from Aramaic to unpack several important theological nuances in Daniel 3.    


Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Douglas Moo, Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, challenges whether literal, word for word translations are always the best. Drawing upon his experience on the NIV translation committee, he illustrates his concern in Luke 22:31-32, showing the value of translating for sense rather...