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Can a moderator close an answer by alleging it's a rant, but doesn't provide evidence to support his allegations?

Here's moderator Jesse's comment on my answer to the question " Does Lord in the NT after the Gospels predominantly refer to Jesus, except for when the OT is in view? (Limiting to Acts 1:5 for ...
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Why is a comment that alleges without substantiating shown but the responses to it are deleted?

User Dottard commented on my answer to the question "Does the"Lord" in the Gospels predominantly refer to Jesus, except for when the O.T. is in view"? Here's Dottard's comment. As ...
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Prevention of substantial edit by new user?

I reviewed an attempted edit by a new user who had not posted any question or answer and who had begun their activity with the site in attempting a substantial and wholly unwarranted edit of an answer....
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Topic scope of Jewish synagogue

This meta question seeks to provide community-driven guidance for the site #synagogue tag. Jewish synagogues affect many SE sites, including History and Judaism. But, there are indeed some Bible-...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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What defines a proper question?

I was looking through the questions and found this one. I found the comments to be somewhat odd. So I thought here would be the place to ask a clarifying question. On the one hand, I probably wouldn'...
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What is the proper way to respond to comment?

I answered a question. And, as often happens when we answer questions, there are comments.. It is impractical, if not impossible to answer the comments with other comments. In the past, I responded ...
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How do I create a new tag - "messiah"

There may be an inactive tag for this already. It showed up as having no questions, and when I tried to enter it, nothing happened. The explanation for creating new tags on the help page says one just ...
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Our attitude toward ignorant questions

Today a new user asked a question that is objectively based on a misunderstanding of the biblical text. He thought Paul was addressing the father of a virgin when in fact it was the virgin's husband. ...
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Where does Stack Exchange-Biblical Hermeneutics draw the line?

Many of us may have been KJVO and young earth fanatics while starting here, but slowly we developed ourselves closer towards reason to abandon childish shit. Any bizarre area of question should be ...
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Shouldn't KJVO be rejected as a premise of Biblical Hermeneutics?

Biblical scholars of every stripe have rejected KJVO as being bigotry, not scholarship. Shouldn't they be denied their Alex Jones/QAnon platform on a site ostensibly about scholarly analysis of these ...
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What precisely is "Biblical Hermeneutics?"

Having answered a number of questions and engaged in comments, my conclusion is that BHSE is hamstrung by two factors: A lack of clarity in defining what Hermeneutics actually is. I've taken many ...
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Is BH missing the point by elevating theology over careful Biblical exegesis and Hermeneutic process?

Most answers posted by trinitarian/binitarian believers frame their answer around common tenets of traditional doctrines. Some examples are: Jesus became human Jesus had always existed with God the ...
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What is the proper way to thank someone?

I was about to thank a person for a good comment. And then, in greyed-out text, it seemed to say that I shouldn't write, "Thanks bro" (or some other similar action). What then is the proper ...
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Is it against the rules for the OP to ask for clarification of an answer to their question in the comments?

I am fresh off a seven day suspension without warning or clarification as to why. I walk in the light. I do not work in darkness. Therefore I will openly share the correspondence from the mods ...
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Is assuming that the Bible doesn't have to be self-consistent an appropriate position for answers on this site?

Note that this is not a complaint, and definitely not about any particular person or posting. An answer to Did the disciples go out preaching to "Jews only"? is based on: The problem with ...
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Is this criterion for closing a question invalid?

One of the options available for closing a question reads, "Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as hermeneutical methods cannot be applied when no ...
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Why was Vincent Wong's Account Suspended

I notice that @Vincent Wong's account has been suspended, and his recent answer deleted. This is disturbing since I found the answer useful and referenced it in my own answer in that thread. I see he ...
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Should Largely AI sourced content be allowed on this site?

Serious question. I for one am disinclined to use AI for answers here, but they could generate valid responses useful to inquiring minds. Is the concern the truth or how that truth is arrived at? I've ...
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Hebrew-English Interlinear Bible

I am looking for a Hebrew-English Interlinear Bible in PDF (but not scans) or Word (or maybe Adobe InDesign) format. Is it available (do download) somewhere on the web? (Or maybe some of you have one ...
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Search English word (ex: "carve" in Hebrew) and return each occurrence in The Bible

I want to type in "carve" and show everywhere that Hebrew term appears in The Bible. Any websites do this? 2) Also, where can I open the concordance and simply scroll down the words ...
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Proverbs Question Downvoting - "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful"

That's the message one gets when hovering over the downvote arrow. New user Good question - Does training up a child really work out? Sure it's a bit complicated and bewildering as initially presented ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Viewpoint swarming in comments

Recently, this came up in a discussion: I think we need to try and break this norm of answers from X viewpoint always being besieged with comments. It must be exasperating. All depending on the ...
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Kindness, Collaboration and Mutual Respect

As Site Moderators, we typically spend most of our time doing three things: Cleaning up excessive/non-constructive Comments (we don't enjoy this) Handling Flags raised by site users (do raise a flag ...
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Cuneiform / Akkadian tags?

While BH has considerable depth for hebrew or greek, aramaic has a bit less and there isn't currently an Akkadian tag. I would like to get a sense about what other users think about the potential for ...
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User shares link for his book without disclosing affiliation

I flagged this answer as Spam a while back because The answer links to a book in Amazon. The author of the book has the same name of the user - Stephen Disraeli. The user didn't disclose the ...
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What is a "word study"?

So this site has a word-study tag, but there's been some debate over what it means and how it should be used. This site doesn't have to use the term in exactly the same way that others do, but it's ...
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Do we lose readers by migrating questions from ChristianSE to BH?

Some questions that deal strictly with hermeneutics clearly need to be migrated to BH, but I worry that readers may not follow other questions to BH because the atmosphere here is more technical/...
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Why was my Meta question deleted without an answer?

Why are we deleting helpful references in this library? NO actual Answer was provided to be critiqued at all. https://hermeneutics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3980/explanation-needed-my-account-...
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What about the incarnation? [closed]

While the topic and inclusion of the incarnation is (reasonably) acceptable on Christianity SE, I am perplexed why it is so often included and referenced on BHSE when it has zero Biblical/scriptural ...
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Are we needlessly scaring people off?

As a newish user I want to give some feedback to veterans who close questions by brand new users. It can be pretty intimidating to have one's question shut down as off topic or opinion-based when one ...
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pls help me to understand

I have a question about my Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange post: why god is like to provide a way to lie?
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Please explain the validity or not of this answer

From this question: Jesus was tempted, but God cannot be tempted. How, then, do we reconcile James 1:13 and Heb. 4:15? Can anyone please explain how this answer (accepted and very highly regarded) is; ...
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Why was a question closed as 'text-search' when the enquiry was about the usage of a word?

I am intrigued about the closure of this question regarding the usage of the word 'salvation' in the Old Testament in such a way that it would have the connotation of 'justification' as used in the ...
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Defining opinion-based

I struggle with 'opinion-based questions' being closed too often IMO. Hermeneutics necessarily involves interpretation so it seems to me that this particular site needs more flexibility than, for ...
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Why is the Trinity tag required? Are there other required tags we should be aware of?

Why is the Trinity tag required? Earlier this month I was surprised to see a moderator remove what seemed to me to be a more relevant tag for a question and replace it with the Trinity tag. This ...
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How to respond to perceived hostile behaviour from a mod?

A moderator recently engaged in what I perceive as threatening behaviour (a threat about how he'd close the question, the comment in question which he has now deleted), and then after push back on the ...
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Tag and On-Topic-Scope concerning "gnostic-gospels"

There has been some discussion on non-canonical texts. The majority of the contributors in What about Gnostic texts? What texts are open for examination? seem to agree that questions on the Gospel of ...
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Is it permissible on BH to ask a question of only one specific theological camp, excluding all others?

This question seems much more appropriate for the Christianity SE site as it asks for one specific theological explanation regarding a number of bible verses which an "opposing" theology ...
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How to avoid pointless disputes when questions assume a specific doctrine is or is not true?

This was inspired by 2 Corinthians 6:16 a subtle reference to the Holy Spirit’s Deity?, but I'm not looking for responses that are specific to that question. The general problem is as I described in a ...
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What happened to Tony Chan?

Tony Chan was a frequent contributor to BH SE. He is now banned network wide. It looks like his ban started Nov. 19th, when a bunch of his questions were upvoted. What happened? Anyone know?
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This is not a duplicate - Why does Jesus say he came not to abolish the law while Paul in Ephesians 2:14-15 say that Christ abolished the law?

Question are closed because it says it is a duplicate. Link 1 & 2 have been closed as duplicates. However link 1 & 2 ask about contradiction between Matthew 5:17-20 & Ephesians 2:14-15. ...
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Does my question about Genesis 9:4 already exist?

I decided to go on the Hermenutics Stack Exchange today with the purpose of asking what, in particular, Genesis 9:4 prohibits, whether the consuming of blood, flesh taken from an animal while the ...
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What parts of the Pearl of Great Price are in scope for this site?

My understanding has long been that none of the Pearl of Great Price is in scope for this site; see prior Meta discussion of this topic here and here. This recent question, and the comments upon it, ...
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Should we add this post to the tour?

In the EL&U 2022 election chat, it came up that new users need guidance. Many see this problem. I see something similar here on Hermeneutics.SE. New users need more guidance in the beginning. ...
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Edit existing custom close reasons: cloaked theology & loaded verses

I'm bearing two things in mind: This site is about Bible study with professional standards. And, some supposed "What does this verse mean?" questions seem like masked theology debates. We ...
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Bible names questions

Concerning this Question: Translation of proper Hebrew names Contemporary names in Biblical languages are indeed a form of language study, which is within the scope of Hermeneutics. I would think ...
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I would like another Mod to consider if my answer should be deleted https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/74668/33268

I believe that @curiousdannii is bias against me and has been for some time. I would simply ask that another Mod considers the above link. I believe I have answered all the factors in the Q in a ...
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Site for Biblio software usage questions

Is this the SE site for asking usage questions about Biblio software?
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