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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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Mar 7, 2022

Dr. Doug Penney, Associate Professor of Classical Languages at Wheaton College, has taught Greek and Hebrew at Wheaton for 30 years. English Bible translations have struggled with the question of how to translate the language of a patriarchal Greco-Roman culture into contemporary English when the majority of readers increasingly find that sort of language confusing or unclear. 2 Cor. 6:18 is an instance of Paul making his own adjustment to an Old Testament text to make it explicitly refer to both men and women.