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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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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 is the Anatomy of a Good BH.SE Answer?

This question has a different focus than What are we looking for in answers?, but is related. There is an explicit one for questions (What makes a good/bad question?), which itself links to the more ...
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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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Should we avoid stump-the-chumps questions?

I've noticed a pattern from Christianity.SE creeping onto our site occasionally that Caleb calls a "stump the chump" question. The phrase comes from a segment on the Car Talk show in which they bring ...
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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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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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Properly citing the Bible

A recent Q&A showed a verse shift between the Hebrew and English texts in Deuteronomy, and at least one other conversation has occurred where two individuals were talking about different passages ...
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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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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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I'm new here! DV, OP, VTC, VTD, huh? Help me learn the jargon / lingo!

We do have quite a bit of lingo / jargon on the Stack Exchange (SE) network. Some of it is common to Internet platforms in general, some of it is specific to SE, and some of it is unique to this site ...
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What constitutes "minimal research effort" in questions?

I think the answer will depend on the type of question, but I'm genuinely interested. As a starter, here are some general 'question types' and 'sub-types' (feel free to address any or none of these, ...
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LMGTFY Questions on the Rise

I'm noticing a rise in questions that could easily be answered with a Google search and/or Wikipedia article. For instance: What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb? What sort of “slave” is Paul referring ...
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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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