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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Biblical Hermeneutics is scheduled for an election next week, October 5, 2020. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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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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Does this site accept answers and questions sourced from the Deuterocanonical books?

Does this site consider the Deuterocanonical books inspired? If yes, why are they not in the Hebrew Old Testament? If not, should this site accept answers and questions, whether partly or wholly, ...
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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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Blind down voting used to hide answers

See this When did Jesus change his view on preaching to Gentiles? Answers are being hidden without any opportunity to improve them. Footwasher's answer is allegorical, admittedly. But there are no ...
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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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So… I continue to be harassed by Caleb

In Job 8:11-19 what ancient wisdom is Bildad quoting? Soldernal? You see the crap answers on this site that are never deleted. Are you okay with Caleb deleting my posts "because he can" (tenure)? I ...
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Can someone please add a description to the “Biblical Theology” tag?

Without a description I think the biblical-theology tag will be overused. I'm not even sure it is relevant to this site. Update Personally, I think it is a meaningless term and the tag should be ...
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100 Rep for a 'new user'?

I noticed a new user with a rep of 103. But when I checked the profile they appear to have no other SE profile and have only been a contributor on BH for 4 days. I have noticed this happen previously....
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Are questions about hermeneutical approaches still on topic?

Reviewing recent questions tagged hermeneutical-approaches, I couldn't help but notice that quite a few of them have been marked "on-hold." Some are closed as "primarily opinion-based" while others ...
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Is it ok to ask a new question inspired by a closed question?

Let's say Bob asks Question X on this site, but it gets closed for being too off-topic. Bob brought up some interesting dilemmas in Question X, but nevertheless Question X did not fit the standards ...
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How should we handle synoptic duplicates?

Recently this question was asked: What does Matthew 9:5 mean that it is "easier" to say "Your sins are forgiven"? Which is pretty much a duplicate of this question from six years ...
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Guidelines on biblical citations

We are in a field where everybody has easy access to the primary text we study, through the paper versions many of us have at home and through online resources which also allow you to compare many ...
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What is an “oblique answer”?

When I feel that one of my answers is unfairly down voted (which actually happened to me once. I know you are shocked to hear that!) well, I'm used to that. But when it is by a moderator (Caleb) on a ...
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What is the schedule for voting in new moderators?

Is there a schedule posted somewhere? When is the next election?
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Why can't an answer include material from a previous answer?

This answer of mine was deleted by a moderator (Caleb) for containing preexisting material. Does Revelation 3:20 refer to individuals or a whole church (Laodicea)? I was told it was because it was a ...
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Should we permit “G-d” or “G d” in question titles or edit to “God”?

Some users of the site have religious reasons for not spelling out 'God', for example in the original version of this question: The title of a question has higher visibility than the body, so it ...
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2018: a year in moderation

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