Dr. Jon Laansma,
Wheaton Colleg

By anyone’s account, Jon Laansma is the Guru of Greek. Dr. Jon Laansma, the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis and chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Wheaton College, discusses with David Capes the new options (as of 2021-2022) for majoring in Classical Languages at Wheaton. These options fit the major for a wider range of contemporary students while preserving the in-depth work that some prefer. This includes a number of “integrated majors” that allow the student to work in both Hebrew, Greek, or Latin and Art, History, Bible, or other areas. Learn more at https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/programs/classical-languages—greek-latin-hebrew/.

To hear the podcast (8 minutes) 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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