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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. Click on the ⓘ symbol below for each episode to read the description.

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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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

“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. Click on the ⓘ symbol below for each episode to read the description.

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.

    Elevation to Apostolic Status through Partnership, with John Dickson: Philippians 1:5

    Elevation to Apostolic Status through Partnership, with John Dickson: Philippians 1:5

    In the first lines of Paul’s letter to the Philippian church he says he is praying in joy because of their “partnership in the gospel” (NIV). From the end of the same letter we learn what this means (material support of Paul’s mission) and its implications. Rev. Dr. John Dickson is Jean Kvamme Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies and Public Christianity at Wheaton College. He previously taught at Macquarie University, University of Sydney, and Ridley Theological College, Melbourne. Since 2015 he has held the research position of Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. His many publications include Mission-Commitment in Ancient Judaism and in the Pauline Communities: the shape, extent and background of early Christian mission.
    Check out related programs at Wheaton College:
    B.A. in Classical Languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew): https://bit.ly/3JPabE2 
    M.A. in Biblical Exegesis: https://bit.ly/44B8iEp 

    • 12 min
    Ignatius and John on the Spirit, with Jonathon Lookadoo: Ignatius, To the Philadelphians 7:1 and John 3:8

    Ignatius and John on the Spirit, with Jonathon Lookadoo: Ignatius, To the Philadelphians 7:1 and John 3:8

    The Church Father, Ignatius (likely died within the first two decades of the 2nd century), in his Letter to the Philadelphians, uses wording that suggests dependence on the Gospel of John (likely written in the last decade of the 1st century), and also reveals something of Ignatius’ own dependence on the Spirit in his preaching. Dr. Jonathon Lookadoo is Assistant Professor at Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Seoul, South Korea. His publications include The Epistle of Barnabas: A Commentary (Apostolic Fathers Commentary Series) and The Christology of Ignatius of Antioch (Studies in Early Christology).
    Check out related programs at Wheaton College:
    B.A. in Classical Languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew): https://bit.ly/3Wc2vms
    M.A. in Biblical Exegesis: https://bit.ly/3JRocRx 

    • 10 min
    A Singular Seed and Ancient Interpretation, with Christian Brady: Galatians 3:15-18

    A Singular Seed and Ancient Interpretation, with Christian Brady: Galatians 3:15-18

    In Gal. 3, Paul makes the grammatically singular form of the noun “seed” (σπέρμα) load bearing for his argument. But the singular form of that word doesn’t necessarily denote one individual. Paul is employing contemporary Jewish exegetical practices, and the understanding of that and Paul’s wider aims can be helpful here. Dr. Christian Brady is T. W. Lewis Dean of the Lewis Honors College and Professor of Ancient Hebrew and Jewish Literature at the University of Kentucky. He completed an M.A. degree in Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College (1994), before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford (2000). His publications include The Proselyte and the Prophet: Character Development in Targum Ruth and Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope.
    Check out related programs at Wheaton College:
    B.A. in Classical Languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew): https://bit.ly/3Wc2vms
    M.A. in Biblical Exegesis: https://bit.ly/3W9AFr1
     

    • 10 min
    The Virgin or the Young Woman, with Emanuel Tov: Isaiah 7:14 and Genesis 24:14, 16

    The Virgin or the Young Woman, with Emanuel Tov: Isaiah 7:14 and Genesis 24:14, 16

    Isaiah 7:14 is quoted by Matthew (1:23) in application to Mary’s pregnancy: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son.” But is Isaiah’s reference to a young woman (עַלְמָה) or a virgin (παρθένος)? The former is the Hebrew of Isaiah, and the latter is the Greek of the Septuagint and Matthew’s citation. Can Genesis 24 shed some light on this question? Dr. Emanuel Tov is the J. L. Magnes Professor of Bible Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Among his roles, he was one of the editors of the Hebrew University Bible Project and was Editor-in-Chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project (1990-2009). His many publications include Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible: Revised and Expanded Fourth Edition and The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research.
    Check out related programs at Wheaton College:
    B.A. in Classical Languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew): https://bit.ly/3xE2mOx 
    M.A. in Biblical Exegesis: https://bit.ly/3TVabGY 

    • 11 min
    From Saul to Paul, with Steve Walton: Acts 13:9

    From Saul to Paul, with Steve Walton: Acts 13:9

    For the first several chapters in the book of Acts, the author, Luke, consistently speaks of one Saul, but at 13:9 Luke begins referring to him as Paul, which is also the name that this apostle uses in all his letters. Where do these two names come from? What does each mean? Why this switch in which name is used? Dr. Steve Walton is Senior Research Fellow in New Testament at Trinity College in Bristol, U.K., and former Secretary of the British New Testament Society. His many publications include (with David Wenham), Exploring the New Testament, vol. 1: The Gospels and Acts. He is currently working on a major critical commentary on Acts for the Word Biblical Commentary Series; volume 1 will appear in October 2024. He has contributed past episodes to this podcast series, and you can read an article of his on the topic of this episode here. 
    Check out related programs at Wheaton College:
    B.A. in Classical Languages: https://bit.ly/3xx6tfm 
    M.A. in Biblical Exegesis: https://bit.ly/3TLAvn2 

    • 12 min
    From Classical Studies to Medical School, with Steven Jones

    From Classical Studies to Medical School, with Steven Jones

    Dr. Steven Jones is the co-author of Acquiring Medical Language(McGraw Hill), a widely used textbook in medical schools for instruction in medical terminology and rooted directly in his education in Classical Greek and Latin. He makes a case for translating this terminology so that patients can understand it, but also so that the human and ethical aspects of medicine are brought out of the shadows of obscure technical language. Dr. Jones is the Teaching & Training Pastor at Kingsland Baptist Church, Katy, TX, a Greek instructor at Lanier Theological Library (which sponsors this podcast along with Wheaton College), and is currently teaching Greek, Latin, and Medical Terminology at Rice University. He has an MA in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College, and a PhD in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin.
    Check out related programs at Wheaton College:
    B.A. in Classical Languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew): https://bit.ly/3vxDpUv 
    M.A. in Biblical Exegesis: https://bit.ly/3PPFdPB 

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

CSPerry ,

Great!

Really outstanding podcast series!

Southern Pig-tailed Macaque ,

Good guests

Interesting insights from knowledgeable guests. I wish the host would let them finish their thoughts before butting in, but it’s still worth a listen.

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