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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.

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Dec 19, 2022

Dr. Amy Peeler is Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School and a frequent contributor to this podcast. Her research has concentrated in the Letter to the Hebrews, Paul and Gender, and the Gospel of Mark. Her most recent book is Women and the Gender of God. Today’s topic: The conception of Jesus in Matthew 1:20 presents a delicate challenge for exegetes, theologians, and Bible translators. The event is neither sexualized nor “spiritualized,” but presents to us, without answering all our questions, the fullness of the incarnation of the Son of God, the child of Mary.