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“Exegetically Speaking” is a weekly podcast of the friends and faculty of Wheaton College, Ill. Hosted by Dr. David Capes, Dean of the School of Biblical & Theological Studies, Professor of New Testament, it features language experts discussing the importance of learning the biblical languages—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek—and showing how reading the Bible in the original “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 bts.graduate.studies@wheaton.edu. And keep listening.

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“Exegetically Speaking” is a weekly podcast of the friends and faculty of Wheaton College, Ill. Hosted by Dr. David Capes, Dean of the School of Biblical & Theological Studies, Professor of New Testament, it features language experts discussing the importance of learning the biblical languages—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek—and showing how reading the Bible in the original “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 bts.graduate.studies@wheaton.edu. And keep listening.

    Avoiding Transliteration in Translation

    Avoiding Transliteration in Translation

    Dr. David Capes, former Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College, reflects upon moments when William Tyndale invented new words in English to capture the meaning of a Hebrew word. Transliteration only replicates the sounds of the original language, while a translation aims to capture its meaning.

    • 4 min
    Does God Test Us?

    Does God Test Us?

    Dr. Peter Davids, Professor of Christianity at Houston Baptist University, argues that a repeated Greek word in James 1:12-13 indicates that God is not responsible for the testing we experience. Instead, testing is the result of our own sinful desires.

    • 6 min
    The Architecture of Language

    The Architecture of Language

    Pablo Seguel, a graduate of Wheaton’s M.A. in Biblical Exegesis, reflects upon how his background as an architect intersects with the study of the biblical languages.

    • 9 min
    “If anyone sins..”

    “If anyone sins..”

    Dr. Peter Davids, Professor of Christianity at Houston Baptist University, shares about the first time he saw the benefit of learning Greek when studying 1 John 2.  Learn how the subjunctive form clarifies that we are not destined to remain perpetually in the same sinful state.

    • 8 min
    Be Perfect? (Matthew 5:48)

    Be Perfect? (Matthew 5:48)

    Dr. Jonathan Pennington, Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, reflects upon a clause often translated as “be perfect” in Matthew 5:48. He suggests that “Be whole” is a better interpretation of the Greek.

    • 6 min
    Work Toward your Salvation (Philippians 2:12)

    Work Toward your Salvation (Philippians 2:12)

    Dr. Douglas Moo, Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament, considers how best to understand and translate the clause often translated as “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil 2:12).

    • 6 min

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