Linked Questions

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What barriers might be hindering more quality participation from Jewish members?

While this site is, in principle, solidly non-partisan in its religious affiliations, over time with a larger base of participation things have clearly gotten skewed a bit to the Christian side of ...
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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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Friends, we are not Christian!

I am a Christian. You might be Christian too. But we are neither Christian nor even religious. If you are the sort of person who reads Meta, this is insultingly obvious. It says right in the FAQ: ...
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Time to end Biblical Hermeneutics? [duplicate]

OK, I deliberately chose a provocative title. But the issue I want to raise is this: should we merge this site with Christianity SE? Of course, there are strong arguments for a separate site. But I'm ...
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What does a vote mean on the Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange?

On many Stack Exchange sites, a vote has a clear meaning: Up vote answers that are correct Down vote answers that are incorrect or unclear The goal of voting is to help the cream rise to the top ...
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Should we require answers to cite sources?

Over on the Skeptic site, they have a rule that all answers include references to sources. It's a hugely different site than ours, so such a rule isn't necessarily appropriate here. But there are ...
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How can we attract high-quality Biblical scholars and still be welcoming to interested amateurs?

Simply what the title says. I would love to be able to come here and ask questions from my own study or other sources and receive high-quality answers. What principles should we follow to ensure a ...
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Jewish Hermeneutics here too?

Judaism respectfully has very little to say on most of the questions here. Is there a StackExchange for them too, or is it more pragmatic to just share this one?
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Is the word "heresy" an offensive word?

It seems from this question, its comments, answers, and chat, that the word "heresy" and any of its derivatives can be seen as offensive. We are a non-doctrinal site and so there's no such thing as ...
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Site Viability and the Distinction Between Scriptural and Biblical Studies

Mike recently posted an answer to another meta question that got me thinking about this distinction and the impact this has on BH.SE's viability (I'm beginning to wonder if ScottS was really onto ...
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What constitutes doctrine?

I'm feeling some dissonance between the stated policy of not-so-much-doctrine and the content of questions I see. To begin with, every time I see the term 'OT', I cringe. I appreciate that not all ...
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A roadmap to Biblical Studies

Recently, Soldarnal suggested a name for our site that I quite like: Biblical Studies. It seems that Stack Exchange would be willing to entertain a name change, if we think it's a pressing issue. ...
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Studying the Bible vs. Bible Study

I've previously highlighted the distinction between Biblical Studies and Scriptural Studies, of which this is a postscript seeking community feedback on future direction. While there is a similar post ...
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Is it true that Systematic Theology is not welcome on this site

This is related to two other discussions: 1: ScottS indicates that this site has rejected systematic Theology. 2: Soldarnal has indeed expressed that Systematic Theology is not welcome here. I can ...
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How should we handle historicism?

If there's one thing that drives me nuts about my fellow Christians, it's how we sometimes are so certain that some prophecy is associated with some historical event. It reminds me of the Midianite ...
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What we really mean when we talk about doctrine in questions

Richard expressed a guideline for questions as follows: Questions are on topic if they are focused on the text, rather than things to which the text may apply.... Questions that seem to be seeking ...
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To BH-SE friends and Scholars

I am heading off the forum. My account was actually scheduled to be deleted last night, but it was not, presumably because I was still lingering in here. As many of you know, I have deliberated ...
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Does the site name assume expectations of Christian doctrine and possible proselytizing?

The Name Biblical Hermeneutics, which directly means - the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts. So if I am going to discuss biblical texts, ...
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Should Textual Criticism be a valid topic for the site?

Currently BH.SE has a tag textual-criticism which currently gives this info: Questions regarding the science of textual criticism which attempts to reconstruct the oldest or original wording of a ...
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How ought we to balance diversity?

This is a mobile: Most of us are familiar with them in the context of children's nurseries. But the inspiration came from Alexander Calder, a kinetic artist: Steel Fish http://www.nga.gov/...
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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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What are the main differences and main similarities between Biblical Hermeneutics site and Christianity site?

The title is the question, I could ask it in the body of the question but there is no need to repeat myself. I would also like to be aware what questions are exactly for one and what are for the other ...