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Key Terms and Texts in Pauline Theology (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 7)
Key Terms and Texts in Pauline Theology (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 7)
This is a recording of a live discussion and Q&A with Dr. Kevin Grasso about our series on Key Terms in Pauline Theology. Kevin offers a summary and synthesis of  what was covered in the series, offers more of his own analyses of Greek terms and key texts, and answers questions from the live viewers. In this series, we interviewed expert guests on their research focusing on key terms on Pauline theology. These terms and the texts in which they appear have been the subject of centuries of debate, with thousands of pages devoted to each. The way we understand these terms has a massive impact on how we understand Paul’s letters and theology. We covered χριστός (Christ, Messiah) with Joshua Jipp and Matthew Novenson, πίστις (faith, trust, faithfulness) with Teresa Morgan, δικαιοσύνη (righteousness, justification) with James Prothro, νόμος (law, Torah) with John Collins, and Ισραήλ (Israel) with Jason Staples. In addition to these interviews, Dr. Kevin Grasso did a series of episodes on key texts in which these terms appear, showing how a close reading of the Greek, along with the tools provided by theoretical linguistics, can bring a lot of clarity. He covered Romans 10:4, Galatians 3:22, Romans 1:17, Romans 3:24, Romans 2:14, and Romans 2:28-29.
01:41:32
November 02, 2022
The Inward Jew: Romans 2:28-29 and Biblical Greek Syntax
The Inward Jew: Romans 2:28-29 and Biblical Greek Syntax
Who is truly a "Jew" in Romans 2:28-29? Does Paul essentially redefine what it means to be Jewish? And what do ellipsis and constituent negation have to do with circumcision? In order to better understand and translate these verses, Dr. Kevin Grasso unpacks three key characteristics of biblical Greek syntax: ellipsis, negated constituents, and contrastive focus. This is a bonus episode for our series on Key Terms in Pauline Theology. Go to biblingo.org/podcast to learn more and subscribe to the Biblical Languages Podcast. Show notes: - Basic Pragmatics Concepts: https://youtu.be/h1xtO_Ozxiw -  Matthew Thiessen, "Paul and the Gentile Problem": https://academic.oup.com/book/7322 - Andrew Carnie, "Syntax: A Generative Introduction": https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Syntax:+A+Generative+Introduction,+4th+Edition-p-9781119569237
22:36
October 24, 2022
The Meaning of Ισραήλ (Israel) in Paul with Jason Staples (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 6)
The Meaning of Ισραήλ (Israel) in Paul with Jason Staples (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 6)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Jason Staples about the meaning of Ισραήλ (Israel) in Paul. Jason Staples is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University. He’s the author of two books, The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism, published with Cambridge University Press in 2021, and Paul and the Resurrection of Israel, which will come out next year, also with Cambridge University press. He also has worked in sports media for fifteen years, used to coach football, and does voiceover work to ensure his family can survive, and he will be launching the BiblePod podcast in the next few months. Kevin and Jason discuss the difference between Ισραήλ (Israel) and Ἰουδαῖος (Jew) and how it relates to difficult texts like Romans 2:13, Romans 9:19-22, and Romans 11:25-26. Show notes:    - The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2021) - https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/idea-of-israel-in-second-temple-judaism/CB65E50538F8CC4E48C5294FDE445A58   - Paul and the Resurrection of Israel: Jews, Former Gentiles, Israelites (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2023)   - Vessels of Wrath and God’s Pathos: Potter/Clay Imagery in Rom 9:20–23 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/harvard-theological-review/article/vessels-of-wrath-and-gods-pathos-potterclay-imagery-in-rom-92023/10212C0E6F1B7E444E80CB3CDD58D106   - What Do the Gentiles Have to Do with "All Israel"? A Fresh Look at Romans 11:25-27 - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/569543b4bfe87360795306d6/t/5a4d463053450af960807100/1515013716367/12Staples.pdf As always, this episode is brought to you by Biblingo, the premier solution for learning, maintaining, and enjoying the biblical languages. Visit biblingo.org to learn more and start your 10-day free trial. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app and leave us a review. You can also follow Biblingo on social media @biblingoapp to discuss the episode with us and other listeners.
01:37:00
October 19, 2022
Gentiles and Torah: Romans 2:14 and the Nature of Biblical Greek Adverbs
Gentiles and Torah: Romans 2:14 and the Nature of Biblical Greek Adverbs
How should we understand φύσει in Romans 2:14? Does it mean that the Gentiles "naturally" do what the Law requires, as suggested by most translations (e.g. ESV)? Or does it mean that Gentiles do not "naturally" have the Law, as suggested in translations like the CSB? And how does this distinction change what Paul is trying to communicate about Gentiles? In this short explanation, Dr. Kevin Grasso looks at how φύσει functions adverbially in other biblical Greek texts, as well as broader ancient Greek texts. He uses this analysis along with the context of the verse to better understand the meaning of the verse and how it should be translated. This is a bonus episode for our series on Key Terms in Pauline Theology. Go to biblingo.org/podcast to learn more and subscribe to the Biblical Languages Podcast.
11:03
October 14, 2022
The Meaning of νόμος (Law or Torah) in Paul with John Collins (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 5)
The Meaning of νόμος (Law or Torah) in Paul with John Collins (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 5)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. John Collins about the meaning of νόμος (Law or Torah) in Paul. A native of Ireland, Professor Collins was a professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Chicago from 1991 until his arrival at Yale Divinity School in 2000. He previously taught at the University of Notre Dame. He has published widely on the subjects of apocalypticism, wisdom, Hellenistic Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and he has numerous scholarly accolades that would take far too long to enumerate. Here, we primarily discuss his book “The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul.” Kevin and John discuss various scholarly positions on Paul and the Law/Torah, the significance of apocalypticism, the Law of Moses vs. the Law of Christ, diaspora Jews vs. Palestinian Jews on Torah, Torah for Jews vs. Gentiles, the Messiah and Torah, and much more! As always, this episode is brought to you by Biblingo, the premier solution for learning, maintaining, and enjoying the biblical languages. Visit biblingo.org to learn more and start your 10-day free trial. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app and leave us a review. You can also follow Biblingo on social media @biblingoapp to discuss the episode with us and other listeners.
56:45
October 12, 2022
Justified or Made Righteous? Biblical Greek, Lexical Semantics, and Romans 3:24
Justified or Made Righteous? Biblical Greek, Lexical Semantics, and Romans 3:24
How should we understand the word δικαιούμενοι in Romans 3:24? It's often translated as "justified", but here we argue for the translation "made righteous." In this short discussion, we first look at recent proposals for what this word means. We then present some linguistic tools that you can use to think through what words mean and how to interpret them. In light of these tools, we will take another look at justification language in Romans 3:24 and in Romans more broadly.   The Meaning of δικαιόω (Justify) in Paul with James Prothro: https://youtu.be/rDZTV4m5TUA Basic Semantic Concepts: https://youtu.be/Ul_4JWrx0O4 Kennedy & McNally on Scale Structure: https://semantics.uchicago.edu/kennedy/docs/km-scales05.pdf This is a bonus episode for our series on Key Terms in Pauline Theology. In this episode, Kevin dives into Romans 3:24 to show how the Greek can help us better understand how these terms relate, and ultimately better understand the text.  Go to biblingo.org/podcast to learn more and subscribe to the Biblical Languages Podcast.
17:43
October 08, 2022
The Meaning of δικαιόω (Justify) in Paul with James Prothro (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 4)
The Meaning of δικαιόω (Justify) in Paul with James Prothro (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 4)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. James Prothro about the meaning of language related to justification and righteousness in Paul. James B. Prothro earned masters degrees in theology and in classical philology, and completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2017. He has worked in churches and parish ministries and as a professor, and currently teaches at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology in Colorado. He has written on Greek and on textual criticism, but his main areas of research are in the letters of Paul and in methods of interpretation and biblical theology. His books reflect these interests. He is the author of Both Judge and Justifier: Biblical Legal Language and the Act of Justifying in Paul (2018), The Apostle Paul and His Letters: An Introduction (2021), and a forthcoming volume on Paul’s theology of justification and salvation called A Pauline Theology of Justification: Forgiveness, Friendship, and Life with God (2023). Reflecting interests in interpretation and biblical theology, he is currently finishing a biblical theology of confession and repentance for Baker Academic, and editing a collection of essays forthcoming with Eerdmans entitled The Future of Catholic Biblical Interpretation: Lagrange and Beyond. As always, this episode is brought to you by Biblingo, the premier solution for learning, maintaining, and enjoying the biblical languages. Visit biblingo.org to learn more and start your 10-day free trial. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app and leave us a review. You can also follow Biblingo on social media @biblingoapp to discuss the episode with us and other listeners. Show notes available at: https://biblingo.org/blog/the-meaning-of-δικαιόω-justify-in-paul-with-james-prothro/
01:45:25
October 05, 2022
From the Faith for the Faith: Pistis in Romans 1:17 and Habakkuk 2:4
From the Faith for the Faith: Pistis in Romans 1:17 and Habakkuk 2:4
Almost every verse in Romans is hotly debated, but Romans 1:17 is one of the few where just about every word is contested. The phrase ‘righteousness of God’ has, of course, received a lot of airtime. Then there is the very condense ἐκ πίστεως εἰς πίστιν, usually woodenly translated ‘from faith for faith’ (ESV) or opaquely translated ‘by faith from first to last’ (NIV). These translations can be quite puzzling even for native speakers of English. What exactly would mean for the righteousness of God to be revealed ‘from faith for faith’ or ‘by faith from first to last’? And how is that connected to the quote from Habakkuk 2:4?  In this video, Dr. Kevin Grasso suggests a different understanding of the noun πίστις in this verse - one that makes sense of both the odd phrase ἐκ πίστεως εἰς πίστιν and the Habakkuk quote.  This is a bonus episode for our series on Key Terms in Pauline Theology. In this episode, Kevin dives into Romans 1:17 to show how the Greek can help us better understand how these terms relate, and ultimately better understand the text.  Go to biblingo.org/podcast to learn more and subscribe to the Biblical Languages Podcast. Teresa Morgan's "Roman Faith and Christian Faith: Pistis and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches": https://global.oup.com/academic/product/roman-faith-and-christian-faith-9780198724148 Kevin Grasso's "A Linguistic Analysis of πίστις χριστοῦ: The Case for the Third View": https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0142064X20949385 The Meaning of πίστις (faith) in Paul with Teresa Morgan: https://youtu.be/fL227P1dD8w The Jesus-Christ-Faith: Galatians 3:22 and The Pistis Christou Debate: https://youtu.be/IfuX5fG1hB0
11:60
September 30, 2022
The Meaning of πίστις (faith) in Paul with Teresa Morgan (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 3)
The Meaning of πίστις (faith) in Paul with Teresa Morgan (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 3)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Teresa Morgan about the meaning of πίστις (faith, trust, faithfulness, allegience, etc.) in Paul. Teresa Morgan studied Classics at Cambridge, Theology at Oxford, and violin and viola in Cologne and London. After many years teaching Greek and Roman history at Oxford University, she has just taken up the McDonald Agape Professorship in New Testament and Early Christianity at Yale Divinity School. Her writing crosses the borders between ancient history, New Testament and early Christian studies and theology, and she is currently nearing the end of a four-volume project on the history of early Christian faith and its theological implications for today. As always, this episode is brought to you by Biblingo, the premier solution for learning, maintaining, and enjoying the biblical languages. Visit biblingo.org to learn more and start your 10-day free trial. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app and leave us a review. You can also follow Biblingo on social media @biblingoapp to discuss the episode with us and other listeners. Show notes available at: https://biblingo.org/blog/the-meaning-of-πίστις-faith-in-paul-with-teresa-morgan/
01:05:41
September 28, 2022
The Jesus-Christ-Faith: Galatians 3:22 and The Pistis Christou Debate
The Jesus-Christ-Faith: Galatians 3:22 and The Pistis Christou Debate
Galatians 3:22 in Greek reads: ἀλλὰ συνέκλεισεν ἡ γραφὴ τὰ πάντα ὑπὸ ἁμαρτίαν, ἵνα ἡ ἐπαγγελία ἐκ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ δοθῇ τοῖς πιστεύουσιν. We can translate this as 'But the Scriptures shut up everything under sin, so that the promise from πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ might be given to those who are faithful.' The only phrase left untranslated in this sentence has led to a tremendous amount of scholarly sparring, which I myself have taken part in. It is the phrase ἐκ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, and the debate is called "the Pistis Christou debate". It centers around how to understand the relationship between the words 'pistis,' usually translated 'faith' or 'faithfulness,' and 'Jesus Christ.' Most translations translate this as 'faith in Jesus Christ.' This is called the objective genitive position. A significant portion of the scholarly world thinks it should be translated 'faithfulness of Jesus Christ.' This is called the subjective genitive position. Here, Dr. Kevin Grasso argues for a third view, translating the phrase as 'the Jesus-Christ-faith,' where it is the faith or message about Jesus the Christ that is being referred to. This is a bonus episode for our series on Key Terms in Pauline Theology. In this episode, Kevin dives into Galatians 3:22 to show how the Greek can help us better understand how these terms relate, and ultimately better understand the text.  Go to biblingo.org/podcast to learn more and subscribe to the Biblical Languages Podcast. For a longer, more scholarly treatment of this topic, please see Dr. Kevin Grasso's journal article "A Linguistic Analysis of πίστις χριστοῦ: The Case for the Third View" available for free here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0142064X20949385
13:24
September 23, 2022
The Meaning of Χριστός (Christ) in Paul with Matthew Novenson (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 2)
The Meaning of Χριστός (Christ) in Paul with Matthew Novenson (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 2)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Dr. Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Matthew Novenson about the meaning of Χριστός (Christ or Messiah) in Paul. Matthew Novenson is Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Director of the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh. A scholar of religion in antiquity, in particular Judaism and Christianity, he is the author of Christ among the Messiahs (2012), The Grammar of Messianism (2017), and Paul, Then and Now (2022), among other studies. Kevin and Matthew discuss topics like: How linguistics and word analysis help us understand what Paul means by Χριστός What has been the historical interpretation of Χριστός in Paul? In what ways can previous scholarly consensus on the meaning of Χριστός be challenged? What is the predominant meaning of Χριστός in Paul? As always, this episode is brought to you by Biblingo, the premier solution for learning, maintaining, and enjoying the biblical languages. Visit biblingo.org to learn more and start your 10-day free trial. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app and leave us a review. You can also follow Biblingo on social media @biblingoapp to discuss the episode with us and other listeners. Show notes available at: https://biblingo.org/blog/the-meaning-of-χριστός-christ-in-paul-with-matthew-novenson/
55:35
September 21, 2022
Christ is the τέλος of the Law? A Better Translation of Romans 10:4
Christ is the τέλος of the Law? A Better Translation of Romans 10:4
This is a bonus episode for our series on Key Terms in Pauline Theology. As we release the main episodes for this series where we interview top scholars in the field regarding their research on key terms, we're also going to release these shorter episodes where we dive into a specific biblical text that deals with that term. So in our previous episode, Kevin interviewed Joshua Jipp about the term Χριστός, or Messiah, and how it relates to other terms, such as νόμος, or Torah. In this episode, Kevin dives into Romans 10:4 to show how the Greek can help us better understand how these terms relate, and ultimately better understand the text.
14:18
September 16, 2022
The Significance of Jesus as Messiah with Joshua Jipp (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 1)
The Significance of Jesus as Messiah with Joshua Jipp (Key Terms in Pauline Theology: Part 1)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Joshua Jipp about the significance of Jesus as Messiah in Pauline Theology. Dr. Jipp has taught New Testament in a variety of settings, including as a Teaching Fellow at TEDS, before joining the faculty at Trinity. He has published essays in Themelios, Journal of Theological Interpretation, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Bulletin of Biblical Research, New Testament Studies, Horizons in Biblical Theology, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Journal of Theological Studies. He loves reading novels, playing all kinds of sports (esp. baseball) with his kids, being outdoors, listening to music, and having great conversations with his wife. Kevin and Josh discuss a variety of questions, such as: How do we decide what terms are central to a Paul's letters, or any given corpus? How has recent scholarship changed our understanding of Χριστός ("Messiah")? If Jesus is the messiah, how does that affect Paul’s understanding of our response to him, specifically as it relates to πίστις ("faith")? Given Jesus as Messiah, how does that affect Paul’s understanding of νόμος ("the Torah")? How does the Messiah’s coming change the identity of Ἰσραήλ (“Israel”)? As always, this episode is brought to you by Biblingo, the premier solution for learning, maintaining, and enjoying the biblical languages. Visit biblingo.org to learn more and start your 10-day free trial. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app and leave us a review. You can also follow Biblingo on social media @biblingoapp to discuss the episode with us and other listeners. Show notes available at: https://biblingo.org/blog/the-significance-of-jesus-as-messiah-with-joshua-jipp/
01:15:59
September 14, 2022
How to Analyze Word Order in the Biblical Languages (Part 8 of Word Order)
How to Analyze Word Order in the Biblical Languages (Part 8 of Word Order)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso discusses how to analyze word order in biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew. Show notes at: https://biblingo.org/blog/how-to-analyze-word-order-in-the-biblical-languages/
33:03
August 27, 2022
The Syntax of Negation in Biblical Greek with Chiara Gianollo (Part 7 of Word Order)
The Syntax of Negation in Biblical Greek with Chiara Gianollo (Part 7 of Word Order)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Chiara Gianollo about the syntax of negation in biblical Greek. Show notes here: https://biblingo.org/blog/the-syntax-of-negation-in-biblical-greek-with-chiara-gianollo/
55:52
August 19, 2022
Topic, Focus, and Questions in Biblical Greek (Part 6 of Word Order)
Topic, Focus, and Questions in Biblical Greek (Part 6 of Word Order)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso discusses topic, focus and question words in biblical Greek, and how each of these affects word order. Show notes available here: https://biblingo.org/blog/topic-focus-and-questions-in-biblical-greek/
01:19:14
August 12, 2022
Basic Word Order in Biblical Greek: VSO, SVO, or Both? (Part 5 of Word Order)
Basic Word Order in Biblical Greek: VSO, SVO, or Both? (Part 5 of Word Order)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso discusses the basic word order of biblical Greek. Show notes: https://biblingo.org/blog/basic-word-order-in-biblical-greek/
01:12:60
July 14, 2022
Practicing the Biblical Languages 30 Minutes Every Day with Alan Cossey
Practicing the Biblical Languages 30 Minutes Every Day with Alan Cossey
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Nick Messmer talks with Alan Cossey about his experience learning biblical Greek and Hebrew, including how he has managed to practice 30 minutes nearly every day for 2 years. Show notes at: https://biblingo.org/practicing-the-biblical-languages-30-minutes-every-day-with-alan-cossey
30:15
July 07, 2022
Speaking Ancient Languages, Translating vs. Glossing, and Explicit Grammar
Speaking Ancient Languages, Translating vs. Glossing, and Explicit Grammar
This episode is a recording of a livestream event hosted by the Ancient Language Institute. They invited Nick Messmer, co-founder of Biblingo and co-host of the Biblical Languages Podcast, to be a part of their roundtable discussion about how to learn ancient languages, specifically in light of modern second language acquisition research. The conversation was about 2 hours long, so we're splitting it up into 2 parts for the podcast. In this second part, we talk about speaking ancient languages, the difference between translating and glossing, and the role of explicit grammar. Show notes at: https://biblingo.org/blog/speaking-ancient-languages-translating-vs-glossing-and-explicit-grammar/
59:37
June 29, 2022
Grammar-Translation, Communicative Approaches, and Ancient Languages
Grammar-Translation, Communicative Approaches, and Ancient Languages
This episode is a recording of a livestream event hosted by the Ancient Language Institute. They invited Nick Messmer, co-founder of Biblingo and co-host of the Biblical Languages Podcast, to be a part of their roundtable discussion about how to learn ancient languages, specifically in light of modern second language acquisition research. The conversation was about 2 hours long, so we're splitting it up into 2 parts for the podcast. In this first part, we talk about about our backgrounds, the grammar-translation method, comprehensible input, and communicative approaches. Show notes at: https://biblingo.org/blog/grammar-translation-communicative-approaches-and-ancient-languages/
01:04:38
June 23, 2022
The VS vs. SV Debate in Biblical Hebrew (Part 4 of Word Order)
The VS vs. SV Debate in Biblical Hebrew (Part 4 of Word Order)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the VS vs. SV debate in biblical Hebrew. Show notes at: biblingo.org/blog/the-vs-sv-debate-in-biblical-hebrew
01:23:37
June 10, 2022
How to Pass a Hebrew (or Greek) Competency Exam with Teresa Kovac
How to Pass a Hebrew (or Greek) Competency Exam with Teresa Kovac
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Nick Messmer talks with Teresa Kovac about her experience learning biblical Hebrew, including self-studying to pass a Hebrew competency exam and place out of first semester Hebrew. Show notes at: https://biblingo.org/blog/how-to-pass-a-hebrew-or-greek-competency-exam-with-teresa-kovac/
25:50
June 03, 2022
Copula and Existential Clauses in Biblical Hebrew with Daniel Wilson (Part 3 of Word Order)
Copula and Existential Clauses in Biblical Hebrew with Daniel Wilson (Part 3 of Word Order)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Daniel Wilson about some special clauses in biblical Hebrew: copula clauses and existential clauses. Show notes available at: https://biblingo.org/blog/copula-and-existential-clauses-in-biblical-hebrew/
01:10:35
May 27, 2022
Basic Word Order in Biblical Hebrew with Vince DeCaen (Part 2 of Word Order)
Basic Word Order in Biblical Hebrew with Vince DeCaen (Part 2 of Word Order)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Vince DeCaen about basic word order in biblical Hebrew. Show notes at biblingo.org/blog/basic-word-order-in-biblical-hebrew
01:08:07
May 20, 2022
Introduction to Word Order with Paul Kroeger (Part 1 of Word Order)
Introduction to Word Order with Paul Kroeger (Part 1 of Word Order)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Paul Kroeger about the basics of word order.  Find show notes at: https://biblingo.org/blog/introduction-to-word-order/
01:11:36
May 13, 2022
Basic Pragmatics Concepts (Part 4 of Biblical Language Linguistics)
Basic Pragmatics Concepts (Part 4 of Biblical Language Linguistics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso shares core concepts that are essential for doing the task of pragmatics. Find show notes and a full blog post at: https://biblingo.org/blog/basic-pragmatics-concepts/
57:32
April 29, 2022
Basic Syntax Concepts (Part 3 of Biblical Language Linguistics)
Basic Syntax Concepts (Part 3 of Biblical Language Linguistics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso shares core concepts that are essential for doing the task of syntax. Find show notes and a full blog post at: https://biblingo.org/blog/basic-syntax-concepts/
01:08:09
April 23, 2022
Basic Morphology Concepts (Part 2 of Biblical Language Linguistics)
Basic Morphology Concepts (Part 2 of Biblical Language Linguistics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso shares core concepts that are essential for understanding morphology. Find show notes and a full blog post at: https://biblingo.org/blog/basic-morphology-concepts/
01:00:40
April 15, 2022
Basic Semantic Concepts (Part 1 of Biblical Language Linguistics)
Basic Semantic Concepts (Part 1 of Biblical Language Linguistics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso shares six core concepts that are essential for doing the task of semantics. Find show notes and a full blog post at: https://biblingo.org/blog/basic-semantic-concepts/
52:29
April 08, 2022
A Quick Update - 2022 Kickoff
A Quick Update - 2022 Kickoff
In this episode, we share some personal updates from Nick and Kevin, as well as what we have planned for the podcast for the rest of 2022. Show notes: Kevin's dissertation: "Verbs of Judgment in Biblical Hebrew. A Lexical Semantic Analysis" (free download) Sign up for Biblingo's monthly newsletter
03:37
April 06, 2022
Do We Really Need Exegesis?
Do We Really Need Exegesis?
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the role of exegesis in studying biblical Greek and Hebrew, and how different pedagogical approaches do or do not prepare us for exegesis. Find show notes at: https://biblingo.org/blog/do-we-really-need-exegesis/ Get 30% off Biblingo through December 31, 2021. Learn more and take advantage of the discount here: biblingo.org/holidays
49:16
December 16, 2021
The Role of the Biblical Text in Language Learning
The Role of the Biblical Text in Language Learning
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the role of the biblical text in learning biblical Greek and Hebrew, and why you shouldn't get into it too soon. Find show notes at: https://biblingo.org/blog/the-role-of-the-biblical-text-in-language-learning/ Get 30% off Biblingo through December 31, 2021. Learn more and take advantage of the discount here: biblingo.org/holidays
21:43
December 09, 2021
Biblical Hebrew Verb Classes and Alternations
Biblical Hebrew Verb Classes and Alternations
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss how to group biblical Hebrew verbs into classes and why that matters for our understanding of those verbs and the language as a whole. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/biblical-hebrew-verb-classes-and-alternations/
56:10
December 02, 2021
Who Killed Deponency?
Who Killed Deponency?
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the concept of deponency in Greek studies. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/who-killed-deponency/
22:09
November 17, 2021
How To Refresh Your Greek Curriculum (with Bob Jones University)
How To Refresh Your Greek Curriculum (with Bob Jones University)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Nick Messmer is joined by Esdras Oliveira Borges, Timothy Hughes, and Dan Olinger from Bob Jones University to discuss their recent Greek curriculum refresh. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/how-to-refresh-your-greek-curriculum-with-bob-jones-university/
53:37
November 03, 2021
How to Know What Biblical Hebrew Words Mean (Part 8 of Lexical Semantics)
How to Know What Biblical Hebrew Words Mean (Part 8 of Lexical Semantics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the how to do lexical semantics to determine the meaning of biblical Greek words by looking at specific examples. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/how-to-know-what-biblical-hebrew-words-mean/ Register for our Linguist Lab on "How to do Lexical Semantics" at https://biblingo.typeform.com/linguist-lab
48:45
October 27, 2021
Bonus Episode: Data, Fallacies, and Objections (Part 7 of Lexical Semantics)
Bonus Episode: Data, Fallacies, and Objections (Part 7 of Lexical Semantics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the importance of data, common fallacies, and objections to lexical semantics. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/data-fallacies-and-objections-lexical-semantics/ Register for our Linguist Lab on "How to do Lexical Semantics" at https://biblingo.typeform.com/linguist-lab
50:29
October 20, 2021
How to Know What Biblical Greek Words Mean (Part 6 of Lexical Semantics)
How to Know What Biblical Greek Words Mean (Part 6 of Lexical Semantics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss how to do lexical semantics to determine the meaning of biblical Greek words by looking at specific examples. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/how-to-know-what-biblical-greek-words-mean/ Register for our Linguist Lab on "How to do Lexical Semantics" at https://biblingo.typeform.com/linguist-lab
01:00:24
October 13, 2021
Biblical Hebrew Word Study (Locative Verbs) with Keren Dubnov (Part 5 of Lexical Semantics)
Biblical Hebrew Word Study (Locative Verbs) with Keren Dubnov (Part 5 of Lexical Semantics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso interviews Keren Dubnov on the semantics of locative verbs in biblical Hebrew. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/biblical-hebrew-word-study-with-keren-dubnov/ Register for our Linguist Lab on "How to do Lexical Semantics" at https://biblingo.typeform.com/linguist-lab
50:24
October 06, 2021
Biblical Greek Word Study (πίστις) with Nijay Gupta (Part 4 of Lexical Semantics)
Biblical Greek Word Study (πίστις) with Nijay Gupta (Part 4 of Lexical Semantics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Nijay Gupta about his work on the Greek word πίστις. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/biblical-greek-word-study-with-nijay-gupta/ Register for our Linguist Lab on "How to do Lexical Semantics" at https://biblingo.typeform.com/linguist-lab
01:11:60
September 29, 2021
Biblical Hebrew Lexicography with Reinier de Blois (Part 3 of Lexical Semantics)
Biblical Hebrew Lexicography with Reinier de Blois (Part 3 of Lexical Semantics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Reinier de Blois discuss Biblical Hebrew Lexicography. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/biblical-hebrew-lexicography-with-reinier-de-blois/ Register for our Linguist Lab on "How to do Lexical Semantics" at https://biblingo.typeform.com/linguist-lab
01:03:35
September 22, 2021
Greek and Septuagint Lexicography with William Ross (Part 2 of Lexical Semantics)
Greek and Septuagint Lexicography with William Ross (Part 2 of Lexical Semantics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and William Ross discuss Greek and Septuagint Lexicography. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/greek-and-septuagint-lexicography-with-william-ross/ Register for our Linguist Lab on Lexical Semantics at https://biblingo.typeform.com/linguist-lab
01:08:14
September 15, 2021
Foundations of Lexical Semantics with Malka Rappaport Hovav (Part 1 of Lexical Semantics)
Foundations of Lexical Semantics with Malka Rappaport Hovav (Part 1 of Lexical Semantics)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Malka Rappaport Hovav discuss the foundations of lexical semantics. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/foundations-of-lexical-semantics-with-malka-rappaport-hovav
01:03:11
September 08, 2021
The Future of Biblical Language Pedagogy (Part 6 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
The Future of Biblical Language Pedagogy (Part 6 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the key methods and outcomes of biblical language pedagogy and how to move forward as a field. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/the-future-of-biblical-language-pedagogy Register for our webinar "How to Enhance your Biblical Language Program with Biblingo" at https://biblingo.org/webinar
01:00:30
May 11, 2021
Current Trends in Biblical Language Pedagogy with Rob Plummer (Part 5 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
Current Trends in Biblical Language Pedagogy with Rob Plummer (Part 5 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso interviews Rob Plummer about current trends in biblical language pedagogy, Greek and Hebrew "apostasy", the living language approach, and resources like Beginning with New Testament Greek, Going Deeper with New Testament Greek, Daily Dose of Greek, and the Greek and Hebrew for Life Conference. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/current-trends-in-biblical-language-pedagogy-with-rob-plummer Register for our webinar "How to Enhance your Biblical Language Program with Biblingo" at https://biblingo.org/webinar
01:03:36
May 03, 2021
Biblical Language Pedagogy in Crisis with David Miller (Part 4 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
Biblical Language Pedagogy in Crisis with David Miller (Part 4 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin interviews David Miller, author of "Greek Pedagogy in Crisis", about his doctoral research concerning the Grammar-Translation Method for teaching the biblical languages.   Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/biblical-language-pedagogy-in-crisis-with-david-miller  Register for our webinar "How to Enhance your Biblical Language Program with Biblingo" at https://biblingo.org/webinar
01:01:21
April 26, 2021
Speaking the Biblical Languages with Christophe Rico (Part 3 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
Speaking the Biblical Languages with Christophe Rico (Part 3 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin interviews Christophe Rico about total language immersion, dynamic language development, and speaking the biblical languages. These and other methods are incorporated into the Polis Method at the Polis Institute of Jerusalem. Find show notes at https://biblingo.org/blog/speaking-the-biblical-languages-with-christophe-rico   Register for our webinar "How to Enhance your Biblical Language Program with Biblingo" at https://biblingo.org/webinar
01:02:20
April 19, 2021
Comprehensible Input and Communicative Methods with Bethany Case (Part 2 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
Comprehensible Input and Communicative Methods with Bethany Case (Part 2 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin interviews Bethany Case about comprehensible input and communicative methods, why they matter for language acquisition, and how she's incorporating them into her project called Aleph with Beth. Find show notes at biblingo.org/blog/comprehensible-input-and-communicative-methods-with-bethany-case Register for our webinar "How to Enhance your Biblical Language Program with Biblingo" at https://biblingo.org/webinar
39:11
April 12, 2021
The Four Strands of Language Learning with Paul Nation (Part 1 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
The Four Strands of Language Learning with Paul Nation (Part 1 of Biblical Language Pedagogy)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso interviews Paul Nation on his famous "four strands" of language learning, as well as many other second-language acquisition principles and methods. Find show notes at http://biblingo.org/blog/the-four-strands-of-language-learning-with-paul-nation Register for our webinar "How to Enhance your Biblical Language Program with Biblingo" at https://biblingo.org/webinar
57:54
April 05, 2021
How to Interpret Biblical Greek Verbs (Part 5 of the Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
How to Interpret Biblical Greek Verbs (Part 5 of the Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Nick and Kevin discuss how our analyses of the biblical Greek verbal system actually impacts our interpretation of specific biblical texts. Find show notes at biblingo.org/blog/how-to-interpret-biblical-greek-verbs
59:59
February 23, 2021
How to Interpret Biblical Hebrew Verbs (Part 4 of the Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
How to Interpret Biblical Hebrew Verbs (Part 4 of the Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Nick and Kevin discuss how our analyses of the biblical Hebrew verbal system actually impacts our interpretation of specific biblical texts. Find show notes at biblingo.org/blog/how-to-interpret-biblical-hebrew-verbs
01:04:31
February 10, 2021
The Biblical Greek Verbal System with Steve Runge (Part 3 of the Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
The Biblical Greek Verbal System with Steve Runge (Part 3 of the Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
In this episode, Kevin Grasso and special guest Steve Runge discuss the Biblical Greek verbal system and the key debates going on in the field. Find show notes at biblingo.org/blog/the-biblical-greek-verbal-system-with-steve-runge/
58:20
February 01, 2021
The Biblical Hebrew Verbal System with John Cook (Part 2 of the Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
The Biblical Hebrew Verbal System with John Cook (Part 2 of the Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
In this episode, Kevin Grasso and special guest John Cook discuss the Biblical Hebrew verbal system and the key debates going on in the field. Find show notes at biblingo.org/blog/the-biblical-hebrew-verbal-system-with-john-cook/
54:42
January 25, 2021
Tense, Aspect, and Modality with Nora Boneh (Part 1 of The Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
Tense, Aspect, and Modality with Nora Boneh (Part 1 of The Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)
In this episode, Kevin Grasso and special guest Nora Boneh discuss tense, aspect, and modality generally and as they relate to biblical Hebrew. Find show notes at biblingo.org/blog/tense-aspect-and-modality-with-nora-boneh
53:56
January 18, 2021
An Interview with Dr. Robert Holmstedt on Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
An Interview with Dr. Robert Holmstedt on Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
In this episode, Biblingo founder and CEO Kevin Grasso interviews Dr. Robert Holmstedt about his recent textbook, co-authored with John Cook, Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Baker Academic, 2020). They discuss the motivation in creating this textbook, how it differs from others on the market, as well as some larger issues of learning and teaching biblical Hebrew and linguistics.
49:36
December 23, 2020
An Interview with Dr. Matthew Bates on his book, Gospel Allegiance
An Interview with Dr. Matthew Bates on his book, Gospel Allegiance
In this episode, Biblingo founder and CEO Kevin Grasso interviews Dr. Matthew Bates about his book, Gospel Allegiance (Brazos Press, 2019). They discuss some of the central arguments made in the book, including Bates' understanding of the pistis ('faith/faithfulness') word group, euangelion ('gospel'), and the relationship between these concepts and others in the Bible, especially the New Testament. 
52:18
December 15, 2020
How Linguistics Helps Us Understand the Bible
How Linguistics Helps Us Understand the Bible
In this episode, Biblingo Product Manager Dr. Josh Mann talks with Biblingo founder and CEO Kevin Grasso about how linguistics helps us understand the biblical texts. They define the field of linguistics, describes a few areas of study within it, and offer an example in both Hebrew and Greek to demonstrate how a knowledge of linguistics can illuminate the Bible.
54:39
December 08, 2020
Studying the Cultural Context of the Bible
Studying the Cultural Context of the Bible
In this episode, Biblingo Product Manager Dr. Josh Mann talks with Biblingo founder and CEO Kevin Grasso about studying the cultural contexts in which the Bible was written in order to better understand it. They discuss the cultural contexts of both the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament with examples. 
47:03
December 01, 2020
How to Learn the Biblical Languages
How to Learn the Biblical Languages
In episode 2 of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Dr. Josh Mann talk about how to study the original languages of the Bible. They also share about their own journeys in studying the biblical languages, including traditional classroom instruction, self-study, and a living language approach. This podcast is brought to you by Biblingo, the world's best way to study and retain the biblical languages. For more information and show notes, visit biblingo.org. 
46:39
November 16, 2020
Why Learn the Biblical Languages?
Why Learn the Biblical Languages?
In this episode, Biblingo Product Manager Dr. Josh Mann talks with Biblingo founder and CEO Kevin Grasso about the benefits of studying the biblical languages. In the second half of the episode, they discuss two specific examples, one from the Hebrew Bible and the other from the Greek New Testament, that illustrate how a knowledge of the original languages contributes to understanding the text. 
45:27
November 02, 2020