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What About Preaching?

Several users have expressed dissatisfaction with 'preaching' on BH.SE: unfortunately, i feel that i am getting preached at when i write my (science based) questions... i know those questions, when ...
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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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How much tangential information should we allow in answers?

One of the key advantages of Stack Exchange is that it encourages real answers to real questions. We do a lot to discourage and delete answers that are little more than opinion, free association, and ...
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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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Adding a reason for deleting answers

Far too often, I see answers that are one-liners, wholly unsupported throwaways and downright terrible answers to questions of an OP. These questions fall far short of our community's "Show your work"...
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The false dichotomy between "faith-based" hermeneutics and "let the text speak for itself" hermenuetics

This "gripe" is not unfamiliar to contributors to biblical hermeneutics beta, and frankly it is probably as old as the hills. Ages ago when I was taking undergraduate courses in theology, I ...
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Can we encourage those posing questions to tag more appropriately with tweaked help text?

When questions are posted, the system demands they have at least one tag. These are typically used responsibly and well. However, in a significant number of cases, they aren't. For example: some ...
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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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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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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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How is this an "exact duplicate"?

A question appeared today, Adam and Eve: Significance of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? It was marked by 5 users as an "exact duplicate" of the question Could the “tree of knowledge of ...
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Is a post considered to be an answer if it focuses primarily on the application of the text (as defined)?

I am specifically discussing this answer. It is generally agreed that Questions are on topic if they are focused on the text, rather than things to which the text may apply.... Questions that ...
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Can we ask whether Hades is literal or figurative?

This question is seeking to apply the Biblical text and is therefore off topic. This recently came up regarding the edits made to a question. The primary issue to me is applying the text to ask ...
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What do you hate about this site?

As a follow up of What do you love about this site?, I thought it would be helpful to have a meta question where we could keep track of what we would desperately like to see improved on Hermeneutics....
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We need to downvote more

DISCLAIMER: Allow me to begin with a caveat: SE users are free to vote however they please. The only 'official' criteria for voting on questions are: It shows research effort It is useful It is clear ...
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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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Can you supply me with links for new members?

Sometimes I'll flag a low quality answer, but I'd like to do more to help the member understand the criteria for answering question. Can someone supply me with a template of what you to post to ...
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Burninate rationale tag

I observed a new tag only being used by one user and only on two questions thus far: rationale. I burninated this tag as I believe it is an unnecessary tag. This post is just a record of my actions ...
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Marking answers down

I am concerned that answers given can be marked down without users having to give any reason for why they have done so. This seems counter productive. If one of my answers is marked down I want to ...
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IS it off topic to address theological aspects of the text? [duplicate]

This question pertains to conversation in The Library The following is expressed: we are best equipped to help with the historical, linguistic, and literary aspects of texts rather than their ...
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What should we look for in answers about prophecy?

In the past, we have defined what we look for in good answers — for example, answers need to show their work and follow site distinctives. Recently some discussion on whether questions about ...
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Can I ask about the validity of an allegorical, rather than literal or liturgical, understanding, of the Bible here?

I asked this question, on philosophy.stackexchange, and wasn't sure if it would fit better here? If so, I'd be really pleased to have it moved here. As was pointed out in the answer there, clearly ...
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How to better ask my question over at C.SE here?

How better to rework my question over at C.SE, which I reproduce below, so that I may get one other authoritative interpretation other than the plain reading of the text? I would like the ...
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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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Can somebody delete a photo used in a derogatory way off a post?

The post is: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/22513/3555 Doubt the woman wants her photo attached to that post. Makes this "Christian" site look crude.
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Why is this question closed?

https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/8372/why-does-the-net-bible-use-heavenly-assembly-when-translating-benei-israel?noredirect=1#comment17576_8372 Majority of the answer in the ...
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A new guideline for doctrine in questions. What do you think?

I don't mean to hash and rehash this subject over and over, but I think that my understanding has developed to the point where I believe I can offer something somewhat concrete. Over the course of ...
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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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Why can't I ask my 'big question'?

For the sake of argument, let's presume that there are the following Stack Exchange Q&A sites (any resemblance to existing SE sites is coincidental): Automotive Engineering — A Q&A site ...
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Divergent Philosophies, Convergent Mission

There's been plenty of talk about what we're doing wrong lately. Here's a little post about what I believe we're doing right. It's also an attempt to document what I believe are the three main ...

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