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Stack Exchange employs me as a Community Manager. I've been known to respond to jericson@stackexchange.com. Alternatively, I maintain an office on chat. (Please ignore the meta cruft.)

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Oct
28
comment The meaning of “I” in Zechariah 7:3
Would you say, therefore, that this might be a translation problem?
Oct
28
comment How does Jesus' argument from David and the show bread work?
Good example of the minimum speed limit. (But I had to read it a few times to get the gist. Maybe I'm being dense today. I think it would help to spell out the two possible interpretations of the minimum speed, i.e, never drop below it or sometimes safety requires stopping. ;-)
Oct
28
comment Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
@Ray: We need to be prepared to answer questions that make unstated premises and question the authority of Scripture. I hope that someone like the younger Dr. Ehrman (when he was not yet committed to debunking the Bible) would be able to ask questions like this and get helpful answers. I encourage you to submit your own answer.
Oct
28
comment How do you know an allegory is valid?
Do you know, this answer helps me understand the method quite a bit. May I use the following definition? Sensus plenior: "the scriptures are viewed as a giant crossword puzzle." ;-)
Oct
28
revised How does Jesus' argument from David and the show bread work?
More clarifying details
Oct
28
comment Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
David coming to Ahimelech in Nob seems to be the direct reason Saul killed him. Abiathar managed to escape. So you are right to say that the time Jesus refers to was a time of transition in the high priesthood.
Oct
28
comment Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
@Ray: That, of course, also answers the question. (However, Jesus was talking about the high priest, which means one person, and referencing a story from before the First Temple. So be careful. ;-)
Oct
27
accepted Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
Oct
27
comment How do you know an allegory is valid?
It occurs to me that this is a very Cartesian (skeptical of tradition) answer and I don't usually take that position. Hmmmm...
Oct
27
answered How do you know an allegory is valid?
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