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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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Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Michael Graves is the Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College. Among his publications are The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us (Eerdmans, 2014), and the forthcoming How Scripture Interprets Scripture: What Biblical Writers Can Teach us About Reading the Bible (Baker, 2021). In this episode he illustrates the fascinating range of nuances carried by Greek adverbial participles and the interpretive, sometimes debated choices that translators must make. Our translations are good, but knowledge of the Greek is best.