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Q: Do we have a jargon problem?

Jon EricsonWhy, yes. Yes we do. But it's not just that some people want to use BC/AD and others BCE/CE. It's that some answers only make sense if you cut through (or already know) some rather specialized language. We are aiming high here, we want expert answers, and experts do use technical terms. The t...

 
 
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8:12 AM
@MonicaCellio Sorry was on mobile which doesn't notify for pings and I was still miles behind in the transcript so didn't see your message until it was even later than late. I might not be one much till early next week.
@Qoheleth-Tech Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics (and of course chat). I just reviewed a couple of your posts today and am thrilled to see folks around that are willing to sweat the details of the text. I hope to see you around in the future.
Who's idea was it to name this The Library? There is SO MUCH TALKING!
 
9:04 AM
> the dispensationalist hermeneutic principle of “Hey, what the heck, why not throw in something from Ezekiel?
 
@TRiG Don't even get me started! Some dispensationalist hermeneutics is pragmatically no better than saying cross lingual homophones must be prophecies.
 
@Caleb I'm afraid I've already upvoted that one. ;)
 
> The book of Ezekiel’s reference to “Magog” is a bit obscure, but since it’s said to be north of Israel, and since it begins with an M, “Bible prophecy scholars” during the Cold War decided it meant Moscow.
 
But of course!
 
I'm glad to see "Bible prophecy scholars" in scare quotes there.
By the way what is that called when quotes are used to indicate dubious usage? I know there is a term but I can't drag it out of my mind. Or google.
 
9:18 AM
@Caleb Scare quotes?
 
@TRiG Yes thank you.
 
Best go. Need to eat something before catching a train.
 

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