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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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Mar 29, 2019

Michelle Knight (PhD, Wheaton College), Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, takes us through several passages to show how meaning is constructed sometimes by playing with words. In the Tower of Babel account (Genesis 11), the people build a tower to make a...

Mar 22, 2019

Ed Stetzer (PhD), Billy Graham Professor of Church, Mission, and Evangelism, Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center, and Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership, shows how certain Greek words cannot be translated completely into English. In particular, the Greek word translated “compassion”...

Mar 15, 2019

Chris Vlachos (PhD), Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament, discusses how Greek word order and meaning effects meaning. With examples from James 1 and Revelation 2, he shows that "reading the New Testament in Greek is like watching High Definition TV."

Mar 8, 2019

Dr. Nick Perrin, Franklin S. Dyrness Professor of Biblical Studies, stops by again to talk about his book, The Kingdom of God: A Biblical Theology (Zondervan, 2019). He talks about the storied-nature of the kingdom of God and shows that it is more than just a spiritual reality.

Mar 8, 2019

In this episode Dr. Nick Perrin, Franklin S. Dyrness Professor of Biblical Studies,  discusses how he defines the Kingdom in his new book, The Kingdom of God: A Biblical Theology (Zondervan, 2019). In particular, he makes the case that the kingdom is creationally engaged, universally focused, and eschatologically...