Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

“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

You can hear Exegetically Speaking on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at And keep listening. 

Feb 7, 2022

Dr. Alexander Loney is Associate Professor of Classical Languages at Wheaton College, where he teaches beginning to advanced Latin along with classical Greek reading courses. His research deals especially with archaic and classical poetry, as well as with how early Christians received and responded to Greek myth and literature. How did someone closer to the culture and time of the NT, Jerome, understand the Greek wording of Matthew 6:11 through his Latin? And does Jesus teach his followers to pray for bread “necessary for this day,” or “that is sacramental,” or possibly “of the future kingdom”?