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Oct
27
comment How do you know an allegory is valid?
Excellent! (But does the KJV really use seethe rather than boil? Maybe another translation would be more applicable to the question.)
Oct
27
answered What are higher and lower criticism?
Oct
27
comment Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
Another data point in Mark is in 1:2 when he quotes Isaiah and Malachi, but only cites Isaiah.
Oct
27
comment How do you know an allegory is valid?
I know the context, but I think it would help to make it explicit. My suggestion would be to quote the passage that brought up the comment and ask if boiling can be a symbol of tribulation here. The question underneath is good, but I'm afraid the context will be missing for most readers. (I'd rather not vote to close this question, but it's a bit to specific to a particular time and place for this site as it's currently phrased.)
Oct
27
revised Redaction criticism and grammatical-historical hermeneutics
Added a warning. (The joke is on me. I need to be more clear.)
Oct
27
comment Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
@ashansky: Thanks for the pointer. I wouldn't accept the accepted answer here, however. ;-) It's a really tricky hermeneutical problem.
Oct
27
comment Redaction criticism and grammatical-historical hermeneutics
let us continue this discussion in chat
Oct
27
asked How does Jesus' argument from David and the show bread work?
Oct
27
asked Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
Oct
26
revised Redaction criticism and grammatical-historical hermeneutics
Added the dating of Mark example
Oct
26
answered Does Jesus show compassion to demons in Mark 5:12-13
Oct
26
revised Redaction criticism and grammatical-historical hermeneutics
Slight clarification on what damage I mean.
Oct
26
revised Redaction criticism and grammatical-historical hermeneutics
Addressing Bruce Alderman's comments
Oct
26
answered Is there a scriptural warrant for the literal-historical approach?
Oct
25
awarded  Talkative
Oct
25
revised Is John 7:53-8:11 inspired?
I'm using this as an example question to try and attract experts in Textual Criticism to the site, so I normalized the title.
Oct
25
comment Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
Well, the Sadducees didn't believe in the resurrection at all and Moses did command remarriage, so the question seems totally benign to their system of belief. What happens after death, before and during the Resurrection was a problem for the Pharisees, not the Sadducees. Jesus' solution was likely one of several. (And I think we are once again agreeing different. ;-)
Oct
25
comment Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
I'm glad I asked. I'll have to re-think the passage. (But I wonder if a possible answer to the Sadducees would be that death does not annul the marriage. The first man was never "divorced" from his wife. (Jesus' response is exactly the opposite by the way.))
Oct
25
revised Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
spelling
Oct
25
comment Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
The idea to ask this came from an answer to another question. (I just wanted to establish the link. ;-)