Linked Questions

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How can we educate new users about our site distinctives?

Experienced users frequently remark that we attract a lot of first-time answers that significantly miss the mark. Answers from new users are often pure opinions, or tangential discussions that don't ...
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What are we looking for in answers?

There have been a lot of meta discussions in the last 18 months about specific aspects of, or handling of, answers (annotations, voting, editing, doctrine, etc). It was pointed out by the Community ...
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What does “show your work” mean in the context of exegesis?

As a result of recent debate over whether certain answers would be considered acceptable on this site, we posed the question "What are we looking for in answers?". In my foray into the issue, I noted ...
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What is a good source?

The following represents the community's standing practices (based on meta votes) for citing sources in answers: Should it be a requirement to cite sources in answers? No, but it is strongly ...
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A helpful flowchart for asking questions on BH.SE

Here is a helpful flowchart for asking questions on BH.SE. Relevant meta posts for each decision are listed below: My goal is for this be a helpful reference and 'one-stop-shop' for users. Also note ...
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Can we define as a forum what it means to “apply the text”? Where do we draw the line?

This is in response to an attempt I made at an edit and discussion that ensued, which in turn lead to a Meta question. We know that this site focuses on meaning of the text, and stops short of ...
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Why did my answer receive three downvotes in less than half an hour after it was posted?

Where does “by the mercy shown to you” belong in Romans 11:31? is a question that is principally an expression of wonderment over why a verse is rendered by, in the words of the questioner, "nearly ...
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What is the point of answering questions here if some self appointed expert just deletes whatever they do not understand?

What is your problem ? Why do you post questions and then just delete answers you do not agree with or understand. What a huge waste of time
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What makes a good/bad question?

Hi I have only just joined BH but have already recognised that this is going to be a great place to learn and develop my skills of biblical interpretation. I also recognise that this is going to ...
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What does “Excellent Answers” mean?

"There are a large number of "Excellent" votes on questions here that have nothing but sucky answers." Good Point!- illustrated by Caleb. On a recent Site Evaluation there appears a 'disconnect' ...
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Educating new users - a revamping

Being a fairly new BH.SE user (and I'm also a stauch believer in the Jewish faith), I have had some interesting experiences here that I would like to bring to the forefront. I think of this Meta post ...
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This is not the place for theological apologetics

A great question was posed several years ago that deals with an underlying concept that is important to grasp: Is dispensationalism a theological framework or a hermeneutical approach? I personally ...
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Why are questions closed on this site?

Questions are often closed on this site and I frequently see users confused as to why their (or someone else's) question was closed and users who debate the reason for closure - and often times they ...