Dr. Michael Graves, Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, explores with David Capes how reading the Hebrew text of Psalm 1 leads us to a key background story in Joshua 1, and how both together shed light on faithfulness.
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Dr. Lynn Cohick, provost/dean and Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, has authored several books, including commentaries on Philippians and Ephesians as well as Christian Women in the Patristic World, with Amy Brown Hughes (Wheaton PhD ’13; MA ‘08). In this podcast she talks about how studying a text in its original language goes beyond words to the entire act of communication between author and audience. Phil. 2:5-8 provides a case study, as well as challenges for belief and life.
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Dr. Peter Williams is Principal, Tyndale House in Cambridge, England. He is also chair of the International Greek New Testament Project, a member of the translation committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible, associate editor of The Greek New Testament produced at Tyndale House, and has authored other books and studies. In this episode of Exegetically Speaking he argues from both Jesus’ creative use of sounds and word plays in Matthew’s Gospel and our knowledge of Jesus’ life that Jesus would have taught in both Greek and Aramaic.
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You have probably seen daily devotional books that deal with Psalms, Proverbs or the Gospels. But I doubt you have seen one inspired by the Torah, that is, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. How should Christians reads those texts? How do you find spiritual meaning and direction from the description of the high priest’s garment? Well, Mark Lanier, founder of the Lanier Theological Library, has shown us how to do just that in 366 Scripture readings taken directly from Torah. He stopped by to talk with me on “The Stone Chapel” about his newest book, published by 1845 Books, a division of Baylor University Press. It is an amazing book. I recommend it to you as you consider the new year.
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Dr. Robert Plummer, the Collin and Eveyln Aikman Professor of Biblical Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, started a free daily 2-minute screencast about five years ago designed to help pastors, seminary students, and others keep reading their Greek New Testaments. He describes how it has grown into thousands of archived episodes and expanded to do the same for Hebrew and Latin. There are Spanish versions of the Greek and Hebrew screencasts as well. Two to three minutes a day in the text. It’s like having a free personal trainer for your languages!
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