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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“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.