The Writing on the Fresco–John Walton

Dr. John Walton
Wheaton College

Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton Graduate School, has contributed several episodes to this podcast. His publications include The IVP Bible Background Commentary (IVP Academic, 2000) and Old Testament Theology for Christians: From Ancient Context to Enduring Belief (IVP Academic, 2017). He is presently working on a commentary on Daniel. In this episode he reports fresh background that affords precise understandings of Daniel 5. The wall in that story was not as we thought, and the words were not as Belshazzar would have hoped.

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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.

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Context is King

Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School, and I recently had a chat on Exegetically Speaking. He lays out the importance of knowing the context of a passage to understand it.  After discussing four kinds of context for exegesis, he focuses on the historical context.  As a test case, he takes us to Daniel 7:1 to understand what is happening historically at the time of Daniel’s fantastic vision. 

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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.

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. 

John Walton: “Context Is Everything”

Recently, Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School, joined me on Exegetically Speaking to lay out the importance of knowing the context of a passage to understand it. After discussing four kinds of context for exegesis, he focuses on the linguistic context. As a test case, he takes us to 1 Samuel 13:14: “the LORD sought out a man after his own heart [David].” What does that mean? Where does it come from? It might not mean what we always thought.

Dr. John Walton

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Using Commentaries Well

In this 8 minute edition of Exegetically Speaking . . .

Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, offers advice about commentaries. What do they offer? How should we use them? Where does consulting commentaries fit into the process of exegesis? Listen in to hear Dr. Walton’s advice.john walton

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Ten Reasons Why the Original Languages Are Important in Exegetical Work

Veteran interpreter, Dr. John Walton, goes briefly through ten reasons why knowing and working in the original, biblical languages–Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic–are important if you want to get at the meaning behind the Scriptures. john walton

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