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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. 

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...


Jun 7, 2019

Dr. Aubrey Buster, Assistant Professor in Old Testament, ponders how a Hebrew expression can have different meanings in different books and contexts. She uses an example where “man of valor” can describe the notorious Jephthah in Judges and also the upright Boaz in the book of Ruth.


May 31, 2019

Dr. Philip G. Ryken, President of Wheaton College, reflects upon when it might be valuable for a minister to invite listeners into the “kitchen” of original language study when preaching. He does so via illustration from Galatians 5.


May 24, 2019

Dr. Chris Vlachos, Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, joins in a conversation with Dr. David Capes about the value of different versions of the Greek New Testament for scholars, students, and pastors.