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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. 

Dec 4, 2018

In this podcast Dr. Capes, dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College, considers the origin of the term “Xmas.”  Some regard it as a secular effort to remove Christ from Christmas, but the story of its origin may tell a different story.