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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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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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Nominations for pro-tem moderators

As per this SE blog, this post is for nominations for pro-tem moderators for this site. Each nomination should be a separate answer with the name of the nominee (which should be a link to the user’s ...
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What should our title be?

Our current title, "Biblical Hermeneutics", has a lot going for it: Covers many of the questions we ask if you take hermeneutics to mean "applied hermeneutics". Quietly excludes people who don't have ...
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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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Are questions about the Old Testament from a purely Christian perspective off-topic? [closed]

This morning a question arose about whether Jesus fulfills a prophesy in the Old Testament. From a Christian perspective, this a fairly standard lens through which to look at the Tanakh. Obviously, ...
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Topicality of a Textual Question related to a Group with a Specific Doctrinal Commitment

This is a question about the topicality of this question on BH.SE: Do any scholars argue a textual theory where the NT text was edited to make the autographa? Which, as of this writing, is "on hold" ...
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What do we want our FAQ to say

We have been in beta for over 50 days now and so far our FAQ has simply said: This is a free, community driven Q&A for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical analysis of ...
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What do "Accepted" answers mean given a pluralility of interpretations?

This question is somewhat in relation to What does "x" mean in y:z. If what I have written here is correct, and if the question should arise "What did Paul mean by 'the Israel of God' in Galatians 6:...
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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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What should be done with "point-of-view" portions of answers?

In thinking about points #2 and #3 of the meta-question about gender roles, I'm interested in getting some opinions on how we should handle pure-opinion sections of answers. In order to (I hope) ...
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At what point does interpretation cross the line into doctrine?

I know I have asked this question before, but that was on a general level. Now, since I couldn't get a good answer there, I'm forced to ask on a specific instance. Why isn't there a taxonomic ...
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Can I ask this question on 1 Timothy 2:12-15

What is Paul trying to say here? I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived,...
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