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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

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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.

Nov 9, 2018

Dr. Jon Laansma, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, considers the question, Aren’t translations and computers all we need to interpret the Bible?

Nov 2, 2018

Dr. Andrew Abernethy is Associate Professor of Old Testament and Coordinator for the M.A. in Biblical Exegesis. Luther changed his mind about more than justification. Using Psalm 46 as an example, Dr. Abernethy talks about how Luther came to value literal readings of biblical texts.