Do We Really Need Exegesis?

December 15, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post 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. Show notes SLA research mentioned in this episode: Where to listen December … Read More

The Role of the Biblical Text in Language Learning

December 9, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post 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. Show notes This episode references a previous series on Biblical Language Pedagogy. You can … Read More

Biblical Hebrew Verb Classes and Alternations

December 2, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post 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. Show notes This episode is based on a presentation Kevin gave … Read More

Who Killed Deponency?

November 17, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Nick Messmer discuss the concept of deponency in Greek studies. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect: Show notes Resources mentioned in this episode: “The Syntactic Construction of Two Non-Active Voices: Passive and Middle” by Artemis Alexiadou … Read More

How To Refresh Your Greek Curriculum (with Bob Jones University)

November 3, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post 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. Show notes You can access the webinar recording we mention at the beginning of this episode here: … Read More