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How to avoid pointless disputes when questions assume a specific doctrine is or is not true?

This was inspired by 2 Corinthians 6:16 a subtle reference to the Holy Spirit’s Deity?, but I'm not looking for responses that are specific to that question. The general problem is as I described in a ...
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Why has reputation been adjusted?

I have just had 248 rep removed with the explanation 'serial voting was reversed'. When this has happened before, I had received an unusual number of votes in a single day and at the end of the day, ...
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What happened to Tony Chan?

Tony Chan was a frequent contributor to BH SE. He is now banned network wide. It looks like his ban started Nov. 19th, when a bunch of his questions were upvoted. What happened? Anyone know?
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This is not a duplicate - Why does Jesus say he came not to abolish the law while Paul in Ephesians 2:14-15 say that Christ abolished the law?

Question are closed because it says it is a duplicate. Link 1 & 2 have been closed as duplicates. However link 1 & 2 ask about contradiction between Matthew 5:17-20 & Ephesians 2:14-15. ...
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Why is my question locked?

I received a notification that my question is locked. Is there a way to know exactly why this happened and who was responsible for it? It seems the question was doing well in terms of upvotes and then ...
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Does my question about Genesis 9:4 already exist?

I decided to go on the Hermenutics Stack Exchange today with the purpose of asking what, in particular, Genesis 9:4 prohibits, whether the consuming of blood, flesh taken from an animal while the ...
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What parts of the Pearl of Great Price are in scope for this site?

My understanding has long been that none of the Pearl of Great Price is in scope for this site; see prior Meta discussion of this topic here and here. This recent question, and the comments upon it, ...
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Should we add this post to the tour?

In the EL&U 2022 election chat, it came up that new users need guidance. Many see this problem. I see something similar here on Hermeneutics.SE. New users need more guidance in the beginning. ...
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Edit existing custom close reasons: cloaked theology & loaded verses

I'm bearing two things in mind: This site is about Bible study with professional standards. And, some supposed "What does this verse mean?" questions seem like masked theology debates. We ...
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"Belongs on another site" doesn't allow any other site

I just tried to vote a question for closing: Close → A community-specific reason → This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network → belongs on hermeneutics....
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Bible names questions

Concerning this Question: Translation of proper Hebrew names Contemporary names in Biblical languages are indeed a form of language study, which is within the scope of Hermeneutics. I would think ...
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I would like another Mod to consider if my answer should be deleted https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/74668/33268

I believe that @curiousdannii is bias against me and has been for some time. I would simply ask that another Mod considers the above link. I believe I have answered all the factors in the Q in a ...
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Site for Biblio software usage questions

Is this the SE site for asking usage questions about Biblio software?
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Is it normal to have this many new users join the site all at once?

We had a gazillion first posts by new users in the last day or two--unfortunately many of these posts were of lower-quality. Is it normal to have a large influx of new users all at once? Any reason to ...
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Who do i contact to resolve problems with my account?

Yesterday i flagged for moderators attention, my problem being, that i was not getting notified of comments sent to me. The red notification box was not lighting up. My flag was declined because, Hi ,...
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Should we also add that the "intertextuality" tag also indicates that a Question posting uses "Scripture interprets Scripture"?

Sorry, if I sound nit-picky when it come to details. For the following "intertextuality" tag's definition. Should we also add that the "intertextuality" tag also indicates that a ...
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Audio KJV Bible in British accent

I am not sure this is where I can ask this question, it didn't seem right on the actual BHSE. I would like to ask if anyone has any idea whether an audio KJV Bible exists read with British accent. If ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How to search for Greek words in LXX/Septuagint?

I want to study how the Greek words ἄλλος (243) and ἕτερος (2087) are used in the LXX but I do not know of any resources to search and find these words. Are there any online sources to do this? Or ...
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Fonts for Hebrew text in Chrome browser?

I sometimes have problems when looking at postings with Hebrew text. For instance this answer to Does Nehemiah 9:14 teach that …? displays like this in my browser: But if I copy that messed up ...
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This looks like spam

So - giving an answer - get told this looks like spam. It's not. How do we get this reviewed, put through or posted? If there is no way to do this then I'll not be bothered answering again as why ...
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Make the box on the home page more informative for new users

In Possible solution to frequent question closures, edits, migrations, and mission dilution at Biblical Hermeneutics: Floating the idea of a new site, GratefulDisciple provides an informative chart ...
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Hide or delete posts

What are the rules on hiding or deleting posts? I just gtot a post deleted by @curiousdanni. It was probably no a great answer but I would have preferred to have it hidden, so that I can see what it ...
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Something to be thankful for: The new Bible Applications site is on the launch pad! Welcome aboard!

I extend a heartfelt thank you to all who participated in the process of discussing the merit of a new Bible-related site on Stack Exchange, especially those who answered like Jesse Steele, Steve ...
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Why has my Reputation score suddenly changed?

Perhaps you've noticed an unexpected change in your reputation recently. For some of us this may be particularly significant, and for others it may be less noticeable. Please know that this is not ...
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Could a 4th Bible-related site fly in Area 51?

It is nice to see more traffic flowing into the BH Stack Exchange Meta site and to see positive changes occurring. It’s the place to ask “questions about how the websites work, or about policies and ...
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Are there unicorns in the Bible?

Please excuse the sardonic, attention grabbing question. Hey, I've seen worse on this site, lol, and I hope this one doesn't suffer the same fate. But I think I've uncovered the reason why so many ...
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Possible solution to frequent question closures, edits, migrations, and mission dilution at Biblical Hermeneutics: Floating the idea of a new site

Biblical Hermeneutics is a great SE site which has benefited many and will continue to do so. I have noticed, however, that a lot of energy is expended on trying to educate people about the true ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Biblical Hermeneutics has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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This looks like a well-masked theological question

The Question: Are John 1:14 and Philippians 2:5-8 describing the same event? I waited to raise this on the BH.meta until the Question had been answered so as not to interfere with the answer approval ...
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How do I vote in the Moderator Election?

Despite attempting it, I am baffled as to how to do it. (And, apparently, I am not the only one.)
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Improving auto-generated messages (possible duplicate) to enhance new-user experience

I learned on the Meta Stack Exchange that auto-generated blurbs can be adjusted by moderator request if enough users feel the change would be helpful. I would suggest something like the following ...
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What is the process for changing auto-generated messages to help new users feel more welcome and understand how to better use the site?

I was discussing this issue with a moderator, @SteveTaylor, and he suggested bringing it up here. Sometimes questions get marked as a possible duplicate and they get closed before the OP has a chance ...
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Who/what is the Community Bot and why does it persist in deleting a question on the false premise that it's duplicate?

I'm still learning some of the ropes here, obviously, having been a member here only a few months. In any case, I was just reviewing some details from my user page, and found the following oddity. ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election - vote now!

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! This is an election to add one new moderator - the existing three moderators are all continuing. Community moderator elections have three phases: ...
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Permission to use comments

I am writing a bible article about Ezekiel 28. I found a good comment related to chapter 28. I was wondering of the comments were copyright. If so, how do I get permission to use the comments?
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how do i hyperlink a biblical text when asking questions?

I have been trying to hyperlink a biblical text but i have been failing to that.I have just been copying and pasting some verses.Some quotes are long so i want to use hyperlinks without copying the ...
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2021 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 Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election ...
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May I ask a question, about Euclid's use of Greek prepositions, on the main site?

A recent answer referenced Bullinger's The Companion Bible quoting Euclid in regard to the use of eis and emphasising how Euclid had used the preposition, in a strictly geometric sense, and how this ...
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Perhaps this new formatting behaviour needs addressing

What is the name God gave Jesus? John 17:11 The link is an example of a rather garish new style of dropping oversized images into a post instead of the more accepted format for verse/quote display. ...
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I wasn't able to find in the on-topic page what exactly this site is about in terms of what are the rules in answering questions

I wasn't able to find in the on-topic page what exactly are like the...rules or paradigms or not sure of term for the site. Hopefully you'll know what I mean by the end of this post. The thing is......
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Don't forget to check for duplicates, please!

This is just a friendly reminder to please help our site out by looking for duplicate questions. This site is really busy at the moment, which is a great thing. However one down side of that is that ...
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Closed Questions

Is there no policy to close and, once closed, to subsequently delete, remove and make no longer visible questions that have no answers and are clearly not on topic. A good eg. would be I was wanting ...
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Should we have a canonical question on verses with three 'persons' and the Trinity?

So we have had quite a number of questions concerning verses that contain three 'persons' (or the like) and whether they teach the Trinity. Is 2 Corinthians 13:11-14 an assertion that God is three ...
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Comment on "Mini-Answers" -- To whom was this directed?

Very recently, I noticed that a new contributor asked a seemingly sincere, innocuous question. That OP was closed, and I understand why it was: What verses can I use to prove the Trinity? [closed] — ...
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Are partial answers in comments permissisble?

I asked a question on this stack yesterday. The only 'answer' I've received up to now is a very short, poorly evidenced comment. The stack I'm most active on is the one for roleplaying games, where ...
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My questions are being closed due to religious bias of some. How is these opinion based questions? False justification or forensice justification

What does "freely justified" mean in Romans 3:24? Does it support a justification of sinners as righteous when they remain actually sinners? This has been closed with absolutely baseless ...
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Cleanup for low-usage tags

We have a number of tags with very few questions, and a steady stream of new tags coming in. I don't suggest that this is entirely a bad thing, but too many similar tags makes things hard to find. I ...
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Arbitration consistent or inconsistent?

Was Jesus rich or poor? Matthew 2:11 vs. Matthew 8:19-20 With respect to my response for the above question, I was flagged with a warning and threat of deletion by moderator curiousdannii and a ...
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Standard format for biblical quotations

Some people have been using tables to format biblical quotations, such as Law of God vs Law of Christ: John 7:16-17 16Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me....
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