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“Exegetically Speaking” is a weekly podcast of the friends and faculty of Wheaton College, IL and The Lanier Theological Library. Hosted by Dr. David Capes, 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're interested in going deeper, learn more about Wheaton's undergraduate degree in Classical Languages (Greek, Hebrew, and Latin) and our MA in Biblical Exegesis

You can hear Exegetically Speaking on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at And keep listening. 

Oct 18, 2018

Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, offers 10 reasons for why reading the Bible in the original languages is important.

Oct 16, 2018

Dr. Jon Laansma discusses the decline in language study in the west and how important it is to wrestle with the biblical languages.  Although we have great translations, no one who learns Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic regrets it. It changes the landscape of biblical studies.

Oct 15, 2018

Veteran interpreter Dr. John Walton describes the process of exegesis — from choosing a text, analyzing the genre and background, and grappling with the “linguistic core" — in this step-by-step explanation of how exegesis is done.