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If a closed question is re-asked on a more appropriate site, is it okay to copy one's answer to the second instance of the question?

sexuality - Why do the Ten Commandments not forbid bestiality? - Christianity Stack Exchange was recently closed for being off-topic (I would guess for asking "why" and not asking about a ...
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How can the biblical topics close reason be improved/clarified?

In the Biblical Hermeneutics SE one of the VTC reasons has the following text Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as hermeneutical methods cannot be ...
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What do we do with click bait questions?

Is there a usefulness in having a hover function for a question - to see the question in a hover box, to avoid clicking on it to see what it's about? I feel some questions generate a 'hot topic' ...
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Put Answer poster name at top instead of (or as well as) bottom

Is it just me, or do others also scroll to the bottom of especially long answers to see who the poster is? When we get a letter posted, or email or text from an unknown source - who goes to last page ...
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What does it mean for a Question to “Arise from a Biblical text”?

Arising from a Biblical Text - 2011 to 2020 In the 'On Topic' article, we point users to this 9 year old Meta Question to clarify the idea of Questions needing to 'arise from' the text. Now, whilst ...
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Why was this Answer deleted?

Who is "The Son" in Hebrews chapter 1: 8 ? Is He God in the strictest sense of the word, or a created being? New contributor ROY OOSTHUIZEN posted answer to this. The answer seemed ...
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Why have I been stopped from asking questions?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this questions of those who are controlling the site. I have asked 2 questions recently, before that not for a few months. 1 question closed due to opinion -...
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New posters and inappropriate questions

There seems to be a problem with new posters submitting questions that are inappropriate for either BH or Christianity. Perhaps this is due to the guidelines for these sites (and perhaps other SE ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Biblical Hermeneutics’s first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They’ll be taking over as the new crew here shortly—please thank ...
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Criticism of Second Esdras' First Two Chapters

Among the apocrypha of the Latin Vulgate, there is a certain book, called Second Esdras, which is found neither in the Masoretic Text, nor in the Greek Septuagint. Its first two and last two chapters ...
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Why do we need to input the book names in the tags box?

Shouldn't the system be able to scan these book names automatically from the content of the question? For this, all you need is a naive and simple program that scans the question for bible book name ...
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What are the overarching tagging principles we want to apply here?

This site, despite being around for nearly a decade, doesn't seem to actually have a broad, general principle/philosophy to tagging. By this, I mean that there lacks a certain kind of foundation or ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Biblical Hermeneutics is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Related questions on the audience of 1 John 2:12–14

Since neither of these questions have an accepted answer, they are not technically duplicates, but they may be candidates for merging: 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers Who are ...
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Verse search close reason links to Meta question which never mentions verse search questions

This is one of our custom close reasons: Questions searching for a text are off-topic. For more information, see this meta post. But I don't see any relevant explanation in that linked Meta post. Is ...
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Can a review decision be reversed?

I have mistakenly rejected an edit in my review of "Suggested Edits". Is there some way of reversing what I've done?
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How should we do with uclear answers and answers that appeal to divine inspiration?

While in review queues, found two answers that particularly lead me to write this post, namely https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/50541/27054 https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/50505/...
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Why are the answers deleted on a closed question?

In the past questions that are voted to be closed retain the answers accumulated with the question. Why or on what grounds do the answers get deleted with a closed question?
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What is the reason for recent 'Community wiki' answers on BH?

A Moderator posted a new question on SE-Christianity regarding community wiki answers. I have noticed several recent community wiki answers on BH, and now, lately, this one. What is the reason for ...
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Multiple close votes in valid questions from the same user

When going to the review queue for Close Votes noticed various good questions from one particular user being VTC. The questions are How do those who reject Q explain Matthew 5:38-48 and Luke 6:27-36? ...
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What reasons justify preventing a user from asking questions?

Why would I be prevented from asking questions if my questions are about the bible?
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Two questions using [tools-of-biblical-studies] being voted to be closed

Some time ago, I made a question about the usage of Gesenius's Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon using the tag [tools-of-biblical-studies]. According to the tag definition For requests for resources that ...
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Which NIV? There are more than one variation

In many of the questions and answers on this site, reference is made to "the NIV". However, there are at least 3 variations of the NIV: the original, from 1984 "Today's NIV", from ...
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Why, and how, does an answer become a 'community wiki' answer?

This answer is no longer from @Lucian but has become 'community wiki Lucian'. How and why does this occur ? Edit : I tried to point to the answer in my link above. But the link points to the question ...
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Is there a way to reduce misuse of the hermeneutical-approaches tag?

A lot of the questions tagged hermeneutical-approaches, probably a majority, are not actually about hermeneutical approaches. I wonder if this is because it has the synonym "hermeneutic" and because ...
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Why was my answer to the question “ Does the New Testament use the divine name “Yahweh”?” deleted?

Here is the link to the question I answered. enter link description here
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My question was closed by somebody because Dottard commented that it was silly

The question is "If Jesus is the Almighty God, Is the account in Luke 22:41-43 consistent with him being Almighty? Luke 22:41-43, of the Berean Study Bible says: 41And He withdrew about a stone’s ...
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Improving Usability & making more user-friendly by ensuring that shortened forms of the hermeneutics.stackexchange.com url still redirect properly

Since Hermeneutics a difficult word to spell for the average person In order to allow people to reach the Hermeneutics Stackexchange website easily, I propose making even short forms like: herm....
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Doctrinal bias control by users who do not like questions or cannot answer them

BHSE appears to be unduly controlled by some who do not like specific questions or have difficulty answering questions, and shut valid questions down by using such classifications as - 'opinion based' ...
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How do I get unregistered from this site?

50 points to answer is ridiculous. I joined the side with the purpose of adding a comment about David Daniels web site and his research into the Codex Sinaiticus. The research is very detailed and ...
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Welcome back Jon Ericson!

I was surprised that there wasn't any kind of post noting this yet, so here, let me make one: Welcome back Jon! It will be great to have you as a mod here! (Though I don't think I was actually a ...
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Doctrinal Bias on Biblical Hermeneutics

I have discovered as a new user that contributions which make good arguments contra traditional Christian doctrines get treated differently than those in support of those doctrines. Originally the ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How do I determine which active contributors have a deep understanding of traditional Jewish beliefs?

I am a Christian believer, by the standard that I ascribe to both the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed. However, there are some areas in which my beliefs differ from those of every independent ...
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How can I use upvotes and downvotes to determine how to improve my questions and answers

I'm a new user still, with only a few questions. I posted some a year ago, and then some very recently. I saw that my Reputation number went up, and discovered I can actually see the record of up-...
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Who is behind 'Community' and the bumping of questions to 'homepage'?

One of my older questions has been 'bumped to homepage' by 'Community'. Who actually initiates this process ? Is it something I can participate in or is it exclusive to Moderators ? And what, or ...
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Two links appear as one in the Tour page

The BH Tour page contains this list of things not to ask about: The list has three obvious links to three different suggestions for where to ask instead. But it doesn't have three links, it has four....
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I'm sorry, but I must resign as moderator

To make a long story short, Stack Exchange is rolling out a new Code of Conduct and enforcing it on moderators in a way that would require action of me that goes against my conscience and, in my view, ...
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On Posting a Possible Duplicate

I have already asked a question on a related site, concerning a possible inter-textual connection between two passages of Daniel (5:30-6:2 and 9:25-26), inquiring whether Jewish sages, specifically, ...
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Why was Christian Gedges' post deleted by Caleb 7 hours ago?

Is Paul's visit to Jerusalem detailed in Galatians 2 the Jerusalem Council? It has no votes, adds to the resolution of the question and posed no threat to national security. Are mods supposed to ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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A question about up-voting questions

I am noticing a reluctance to up-vote questions lately. Many times I am seeing a question which is quite good, good or very good and has received one two or three answers all of which have, ...
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Are questions regarding the methodological approaches welcome in this group?

Are questions regarding methodological approaches in biblical hermeneutics welcome in this group?
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Was my answer to this question permanently deleted?

In John 1:3 why does the author use ἐγένετο instead of ἐποίησεν?
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What is involved in getting RefTagger or an equivalent on bh.se?

Reftagger locates scripture references on your page and when you hover over them it shows the text. http://blog.biblia.com/2014/04/add-trouble-free-scripture-to-your-site-with-reftagger/
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Tags for biblical books should be consistent and canonical

The list of Tags has very inconsistent names for biblical books. For instance: book-of-hebrews gospel-of-luke john james Similarly, the tags for people are inconsistent. For instance: james-...
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What tag should I use if my question is about verse placement in English translations, not the translations themselves?

In asking question on the BHSE, I noticed that there is no clear tag to use when asking questions about verse placement in English translations of the original languages. What tag should I use? For ...
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What can be done about the crap shoot?

I received this comment on a recent question on B-Greek that I had posted: "...Stack exchange is largely a crap shoot." IE: Some of the Greek answers are helpful while others are simply ...

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