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From Russia to Zondervan Academic

Katya Covrett

Katya Covrett, executive editor for Zondervan Academic, talks about her journey from Russia to Bible College translator to graduate student to become the face of Zondervan Academic.  She discussed the history and unique mission of the press.  She offers good advice for how to get published and avoid the mistakes authors make.   

To listen to the podcast (about 20 minutes), “The Stone Chapel,” click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org

How to Properly Pack a Box of Books

I have moved a number of times and my library has moved with me. As I have moved boxes were crushed or books slid inside one another and I had a mess on my hands. And some valuable books were damaged. So recently I talked with Charles Mickey, director of the Lanier Theological Library, about the best way to preserve the books that are your tools, if you are a scholar. Take a look at this brief video made by the good folks at the Lanier Theological Library.

Strategic Ambiguity: East of Eden

Recently, Dr. Adam E. Miglio, Associate Professor of Archaeology at Wheaton College, joined me on “Exegetically Speaking” to demonstrate that exegesis involves knowing more than grammar and vocabulary. Often biblical authors employ strategic ambiguity to cause us to slow down and ask what a word or phrase means.  He treats Genesis 4.7 and the phrase “you must/will rule over it,” which characterizes life ‘East of Eden’.

Dr. Adam Miglio

To hear the 7 minute podcast you can cut and paste the following URL into your favorite browser:


Or click here.

“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.

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

You can hear Exegetically Speaking on SpotifyStitcherApple Podcasts, and YouTube. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at exegetically.speaking@wheaton.edu. And keep listening. 

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