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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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Jul 11, 2022

Dr. Douglas Moo is Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament in Wheaton College Graduate School and has led the Committee on Bible Translation (the group of scholars charged with revising the text of the NIV). While it is obvious that a translation must substitute one vocabulary (e.g., English) for another (e.g., Hebrew), it is not always understood that a translation must also substitute one grammar (sentence structure, or syntax) for another. It is this aspect that helps to illustrate how among English translations the ESV, NIV, and NLT represent points on a spectrum from more “formal” to more “dynamic” theoretical approaches.