John Churcher sheds light on the story of the transfiguration of Jesus as an example of Jewish midrash. It means that Jesus is the new Moses. And it provides a lesson as we go to cast our votes in May.
First, we need to remember that this story, (Mark 9: 2-9) was not written for Gentile minds such as ours. We need to try to read this passage as written by Jewish writers to the mainly Jewish readers and listeners in the synagogues at the time of writing - I emphasize, Jewish writers for mainly Jewish listeners and readers.