Tense, Aspect, and Modality with Nora Boneh (Part 1 of the Verbal Systems of the Biblical Languages)

January 18, 2021 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Image: Ancient sundial from Marcianopolis, Museum of Mosaicas, Devnya, Bulgaria Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and special guest Nora Boneh discuss tense, aspect, and modality generally and as they relate to biblical Hebrew. Given the complexity of this episode’s topic, we’ve also written this … Read More

How Semantics Affects Exegesis

January 12, 2021 // Kevin Grasso Share this Post This post is about the importance of having a solid semantic theory and how that affects the way we read the Greek or Hebrew text. We will look at a passage in Wallace’s Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics as a test case to help us think through how to go about … Read More

An Interview with Dr. Matthew Bates on his book “Gospel Allegiance”

December 15, 2020 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso interviews Dr. Matthew Bates regarding his book, “Gospel Allegiance” (Brazos Press, 2019).  Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect: Show notes The following books are referenced in this episode: “Gospel Allegiance” by Matthew Bates (Brazos Press, 2019) “Salvation … Read More

How Linguistics Helps Us Understand the Bible

December 8, 2020 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso and Josh Mann discuss the field of Linguistics and how it can help us to better understand the biblical languages and the Bible. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect: The biblical examples discussed are Genesis 15:6 and … Read More

Studying the Cultural Context of the Bible

December 2, 2020 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode, Kevin and Josh share why studying the cultural context of the Bible is important, as well as how you can start doing it! Here are some topics they touch on: The biblical examples discussed are the Exodus narrative in the Old Testament and Ephesians 2:14. Show … Read More