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How many ways can you translate a Greek participle?


Dr. Michael Graves,
Wheaton College

Dr. Michael Graves is the Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College. Among his publications are The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us (Eerdmans, 2014), and the forthcoming How Scripture Interprets Scripture: What Biblical Writers Can Teach us About Reading the Bible (Baker, 2021). In this episode he illustrates the fascinating range of nuances carried by Greek adverbial participles and the interpretive, sometimes debated choices that translators must make. Our translations are good, but knowledge of the Greek is better!

To hear the podcast 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. 

Mark through Old Testament Eyes

Andy LePeau

Andy LePeau has been in academic publishing for many years with InterVarsity Press.  He is also a talented writer and the author of a new book with Kregel Academic entitled Mark through Old Testament Eyes.  He serves as series editor for this new background and application commentary called “Through Old Testament Eyes” and stops by to talk with David Capes on “The Stone Chapel” about the series and about some of the things he discovered about Mark’s Gospel after teaching it for over fifteen years. The book begins: “The New Testament writers were Old Testament people.”  He goes on to demonstrate the many ways the Old Testament shaped the minds and hearts of the first Christ followers. He estimates that 90-95% of the Gospel is clarified when we understand the Old Testament view of the God and his people.  It is a terrific book and an impressive series.  In case you were wondering, you can find it at the Lanier Theological Library.  To learn more about Andy, go to his blog “Andy Unedited”: www.andyunedited.com

To hear the podcast 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

The “Synagogue” of James 2:2–Dr. Jordan Ryan

Dr. Jordan Ryan, Wheaton College

Dr. Jordan Ryan, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, has published The Role of the Synagogue in the Aims of Jesus (Fortress, 2017), followed by, From the Passion to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Memories of Jesus in Place, Pilgrimage, and Early Holy Sites Over the First Three Centuries (T&T Clark, 2021). He talks with David Capes about his beginnings with Greek and its place in his work before reflecting on how we understand and translate the word συναγωγή (synagoge) in general and in James 2:2. For instance, is James addressing Christian members of a Jewish synagogue?

To hear the podcast 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. 

Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford, England

Dr. Ida Glaser

Dr. Ida Glaser, International Academic Coordinator and Founding Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, joins David Capes on “The Stone Chapel” to talk about her life and the mission of the Oxford Centre she and her husband, David Coffey, established.  They bring Muslims and Christians together in formal study to relate honestly, think rigorously, and explore their respective traditions and religious texts.  They have been involved with scholars, research, and public education for the last 12 years.  Their website is  https://www.cmcsoxford.org.

In 2020 they established a center in Houston which had many challenges during the Covid pandemic.  Still they have made some amazing connections and established key relationships. Their Houston website is: https://www.cmcshouston.org. Be sure to pay careful attention to the story she tells about reading part of the Abraham story with rabbis and Muslims. They have many on-line resources which are free and will deepen your understanding of your faith and the faiths of others.

To hear the podcast (25 minutes) click here.

Biblingo.org

Kevin Grasso, PhD

Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer are co-founders of Biblingo.org, a website dedicated to helping people learn and retain Greek and Hebrew. Kevin stopped by to talk with David Capes on “The Stone Chapel” regarding their project and how their approach differs from other programs or website.  The bottom line is this: they draw from some of the best practices and literature on second language acquisition. Spend just 30 minutes a day and you will find yourself learning Greek or Hebrew and retaining it in ways you had not before.  Even 15 minutes a day will help you down the road.  They encourage students not to memorize words or paradigms but internalize the language.  Their innovative approach is catching on around the world.  The costs to learn Greek or Hebrew with biblingo.com for one year are about ½ the costs of one credit hour at a college or university.  $18 gives you complete access to learn one language for a month.  And if you have already taken Greek or Hebrew, the site will help you keep up with and improve your biblical languages skills.  Want to learn Greek and/or Hebrew and learn it for LIFE: www.biblingo.org

To listen to the podcast (20 minutes) 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