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“Exegetically Speaking” is a weekly podcast of the friends and faculty of Wheaton College, IL. 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 have questions or comments, please contact us at And keep listening. 

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.