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On Posting a Possible Duplicate

I have already asked a question on a related site, concerning a possible inter-textual connection between two passages of Daniel (5:30-6:2 and 9:25-26), inquiring whether Jewish sages, specifically, ...
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Why was Christian Gedges' post deleted by Caleb 7 hours ago?

Is Paul's visit to Jerusalem detailed in Galatians 2 the Jerusalem Council? It has no votes, adds to the resolution of the question and posed no threat to national security. Are mods supposed to ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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A question about up-voting questions

I am noticing a reluctance to up-vote questions lately. Many times I am seeing a question which is quite good, good or very good and has received one two or three answers all of which have, ...
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Are questions regarding the methodological approaches welcome in this group?

Are questions regarding methodological approaches in biblical hermeneutics welcome in this group?
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Why are opinions of theologians and commentators seen as fact? What is an authoritative source, isn't it just private interpretation?

When a person asks a question they require an accurate answer. I have noticed that many times people just copy and paste the opinions and commentaries of Biblical scholars that don't do much to answer ...
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Tags for biblical books should be consistent and canonical

The list of Tags has very inconsistent names for biblical books. For instance: book-of-hebrews gospel-of-luke john james Similarly, the tags for people are inconsistent. For instance: james-...
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What can be done about the crap shoot?

I received this comment on a recent question on B-Greek that I had posted: "...Stack exchange is largely a crap shoot." IE: Some of the Greek answers are helpful while others are simply ...
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Can someone please add a description to the “Biblical Theology” tag?

Without a description I think the biblical-theology tag will be overused. I'm not even sure it is relevant to this site. Update Personally, I think it is a meaningless term and the tag should be ...
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Are questions about hermeneutical approaches still on topic?

Reviewing recent questions tagged hermeneutical-approaches, I couldn't help but notice that quite a few of them have been marked "on-hold." Some are closed as "primarily opinion-based" while others ...
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Is it ok to ask a new question inspired by a closed question?

Let's say Bob asks Question X on this site, but it gets closed for being too off-topic. Bob brought up some interesting dilemmas in Question X, but nevertheless Question X did not fit the standards ...
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How should we handle synoptic duplicates?

Recently this question was asked: What does Matthew 9:5 mean that it is "easier" to say "Your sins are forgiven"? Which is pretty much a duplicate of this question from six years ...
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Guidelines on biblical citations

We are in a field where everybody has easy access to the primary text we study, through the paper versions many of us have at home and through online resources which also allow you to compare many ...
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What is an “oblique answer”?

When I feel that one of my answers is unfairly down voted (which actually happened to me once. I know you are shocked to hear that!) well, I'm used to that. But when it is by a moderator (Caleb) on a ...
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Why can't an answer include material from a previous answer?

This answer of mine was deleted by a moderator (Caleb) for containing preexisting material. Does Revelation 3:20 refer to individuals or a whole church (Laodicea)? I was told it was because it was a ...
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Should we permit “G-d” or “G d” in question titles or edit to “God”?

Some users of the site have religious reasons for not spelling out 'God', for example in the original version of this question: The title of a question has higher visibility than the body, so it ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is the “grammatical-interpretation” tag needed?

Is the grammatical-interpretation tag needed, or can it be merged with grammar?
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What about a tag for 70AD?

I could add a tag by myself but I don't want to do it thoughtlessly. Much of the scriptures pertain to the Great Revolt/First Jewish-Roman War by various terms: Great Revolt 70AD AD70 the day of the ...
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Are translation/pronunciation questions on topic?

I've come across a Hebrew word that I don't know how to pronounce. The word is השגחה, which means providence. Sometimes, השגחה פרטית, Divine Providence. After attempting to use automated ...
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Should my answer have been deleted by a moderator?

Susan commented concerning my answer here: This does not appear to address the question. It was flagged for deletion for that reason. I agree with the flag given that the only mention of the ...
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Hermeneutic tools [duplicate]

Recently two questions about other tools were asked on Hermeneutics Meta (this site): one on biblehub.com and one on BDAG. A question on the main site about searching in the Vulgate currently has two ...
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How to ask a question about the first seal in Revelation 6?

I want to know if this is appropriate for this site. The guidelines for this site specifically allow asking and answering your own questions. I want to ask "Where can the criteria for the first seal ...
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Latin Vulgate online search

How to search the Latin Vulgate for a word? Is any online website or mobile app or other software ( especially free ) available?
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How does “hermeneutics SE” handle prophecy questions? Appropriate forum? [duplicate]

I asked a couple of questions on the Christianity SE site in the past. I quickly learned that questions asked were often put on hold and/or migrated to meta site by SE members for being considered by ...
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Biblehub.com versus Bible.cc - are both links legit?

This is tangential to this site but I'm hoping I can get an answer here because Biblehub has no support. After using Biblehub.com for a while I get another link, bible.cc that when I click it it opens ...
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Is “ANLEX” a legitimate abbreviation to use on this site?

I've asked the good doctor to please not use "ANLEX" in posts as if people will know what he's talking about because: it is not a recognized abbreviation it doesn't show up in a Google search he ...
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Are Hebrew language questions on-topic?

I am aware that there is no Hebrew.SE site. The Hebrew language is of course, however, intimately tied in with Biblical Hermeneutics. It seems then, that a question about the Hebrew language ought to ...
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How to use BDAG

I came across an article explaining how to use the lexicon BDAG. There is a lot to BDAG that isn't necessarily intuitive and to use it effectively requires some instruction and experience. (If this is ...
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Feedback request: Is this question off topic?

If not, can it be brought on topic? Who planted the assembly in Rome to whom Paul wrote "Romans"?
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Is using one's own initials as an identifier for a translation allowed?

Please see this answer and my comment below it: In James 2:7, what is the meaning of the phrase «τὸ ἐπικληθὲν ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς»?
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Is this a good place to ask about the non-supernatural Jesus?

I would like to know what the man who believed himself to be the Jewish Messiah, sent to the Jews to become their king, meant when he said "believe in me", as in Matthew 18:6. Christians interpret ...
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Why is this question Too Broad?

I would like to improve this question so that it can be re-opened and hopefully receive some answers. Unfortunately the close voters did not indicate in their comments why the question was too broad. ...
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How is my question about a hermeneutical approach off-topic?

I would like to understand why my question about chronology was considered off-topic. The close reason given is: "Questions including a biblical text but that are not seeking an answer about ① ...
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When is it OK to answer a question using a theological argument supported by other biblical material?

The biblical texts are the product of a long history of collection, redaction and revision. Texts put forward different ideas because they were written by different people. But also often texts ...
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How are we to deal with non-mainstream positions with regards to methods and linguistics?

I have been active for a while here now, and it is a growing concern of mine that this site is not always capable of highlighting quality answers through vote counts. In other words, I'm worried that ...
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Can we reformulate the “Specific Bible passage” close reason?

This question currently has two close votes for the following reason: Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as hermeneutical methods cannot be applied ...
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What to do with questions with answers that are too hard to understand?

We had a question on christianity.se https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/63957/why-does-romans-519-say-many-instead-of-all Which is probably an OK question for Hermeneutics but we ...
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What should I do with my reputation?

At the time of this writing, I stand 1 reputation point away from the Site analytics privlege - the highest privilege awarded. One requirement I have seen for moving a site out of beta is that it ...
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Where are “inactive” questions?

I noticed this note on a question that resurfaced: This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can be reviewed. Are there questions that are ...
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Why is this question poorly received?

I want to better understand this site's scope, and my role in it, please. A question posed recently, and the reaction to it, seem to be a good tool by which I can have that better explained to me. I ...
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Are history of interpretation questions on-topic?

Two recent questions were voted to close by the same user for not being "a hermeneutical question" and belonging on Mi Yodeya or Christianity.SE, respectively: How do Jews interpret Daniel 7:13–14? ...
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Is the recent Stack Overflow initiative worth considering for BH?

The recent initiative at Stack Overflow highlights that community's concern over their own conduct towards new users. They admit that their environment has developed (over time) a hostile and elitist ...
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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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Is computer simulation to explore a text an on-topic hermeneutic?

I'm torn... Has the lengthened day of Joshua 10 been modeled in a simulation to show how this could have occurred?
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Is it acceptable to suppose that a biblical text may have more than one intended audience?

From reading several comments on this site, there seems to be a tendency to emphasize that questions and answers should be based on how a text would be understood by its original audience. My question ...
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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 we have a close reason for “soap-box questions”?

I'm still relatively new to this site, but periodically, I'll see questions like: "Why can't anyone see the prophecy that's happening before our very eyes?" "Doesn’t nature itself teach you that if a ...
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How long will BH still be in “beta”?

What are the criteria for BH to migrate from "beta" to whatever the next state is called? It seems like both Christianity SE and BH have been around since 2011, but Christianity is no longer in ...
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How does one cite from this website?

I liked an answer here and want to use it in a sermon but I don't know how to cite it since the user name isn't actually a name and there is no info in the profile about the person who wrote it. What ...