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What texts are open for examination?

I assume the baseline here is interpretation of and principles behind understanding the 66 book Protestant canon. What about the extra 7 Deuterocanonical books used by Catholics? What about the extra ...
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What kind of site do we ultimately want to have?

There have been a lot of discussions on meta about different aspects of site direction, but none directly focused on the fundamental question: What kind of site do we want to have? What should our ...
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Why should one participate in the Biblical Hermeneutics site (is it a viable site)?

I just found your site yesterday [years ago now, note the date of initial posting], and have been looking around at various meta discussions on distinctions between it and C.SE, or how much doctrine ...
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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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How can this site distinguish itself from Christianity.SE?

Might as well address the elephant in the room right off the bat. Many questions on Christianity deal with exegesis. During the proposal process, there was a lot of consensus to merge the Biblical ...
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Having extended hermeneutics to exegesis, where do we draw the line?

Background question: Hermeneutics vs Exegesis Are we a site for practicing exegesis where the experts happen be the ones with good knowledge of hermeneutics or is this a place where one could ask ...
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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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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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How do we define our terms for interpretive frameworks?

This comes from the question, Is there a scriptural warrant for the literal-historical approach? The question links to the Wikipedia page on Biblical literalism, which states: Biblical literalists ...
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Pseudo-neutrality & its enforcement

From the perspective of a postmodern/pluralist worldview, there is no such thing as 'pure' objectivity / true neutrality (nor objective truth, for that matter). In effect, all assertions of neutrality ...
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Is postmodern relativism the worldview of this site?

Dan O'Day says that the worldview of this site is postmodern relativism. Is it? Should it be?
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Why are we fragmenting between 'tanakh' and 'old testament'?

I see no difference between tanakh and old-testament, except that the referrer is Christian or Jewish. It seems to be just a wordplay, like calling God, Yeshua instead of God or Lord. Do we really ...
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Should we positively discriminate in favour of all non-Protestant perspectives on BH?

It seems to be the case that many of our active contributors hail from Protestant traditions and perspectives. Several folk have expressed concern about this: I currently believe there is a strong ...
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Questions about canonicity

Someone brought up a question that had been closed as being off topic (correctly, in my judgment) that had the canonicity tag. The canonicity tag wiki says: The study of how a text came to be ...
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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 canon criticism/interpretation on topic?

A closely related question addresses the canonicity tag, but I'm curious whether canon-criticism should even be on topic here at BH.SE. Here is a definition of canon-criticism from Wikipedia: [...
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Rename the site to Hermeneutics from “Biblical Hermeneutics”

Hermenuetics is a general field of study which is applied to all the Semitic scriptures including the Quran. The Arabic term widely used for Hermenuetics is "Usool At Tafseer". There is also a Wiki ...
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I don't like the title Biblical Hermeneutics

It is not clear to me but this site welcomes Judaism too right? I 2nd the notion that the title Biblical Hermeneutics sounds like Xtian Hermeneutics. To me, Bible = Xtianity I think Judaism call it ...
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'Good Fit' vs. 'Bad Fit' Hermeneutics

I've previously pointed out that the overwhelming majority of Biblical Studies scholars are empiricist in method. Concerning epistemology, Biblical Studies emphasizes evidence, especially as ...
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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 ...
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What are we doing here and what are Hermenutics?

From Milton S. Terrys Biblical hermenutics Hermenutics is the science of interpretation. The word is usually applied to the explanation of written documents, and may therefore be more specifically ...