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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 ...
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The main factor in "primarily opinion-based" should be whether you can defend answers with evidence

I recently asked the following question: Would Saul actually have killed Samuel if he found out that Samuel had annointed David King? It was put "on hold" as "primarily opinion-based." I believe ...
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Close reason "site scope" vs "texts open for examination" (meta)

The post In Gen. 4, Seth is “appointed” as another seed “instead of Abel.” What is the ancient interpretation of this appointment? was quickly put on hold with the reason: "Questions about biblical ...
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I'm being trolled by moderator

I made a valid comment which another user deleted. So I repeated the comment (not verbatim) and in that user (who is also a moderator) trolled my post. Can another moderator intervene? My valid ...
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Who is the "community wiki" user?

Lately I've seen some fields that look like: instead of: What is this?
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What's the policy for "doctrinal" hermeneutics here?

I'm a mod on Christianity.SE and I get some flags for questions that users think belong here. Like this one: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/61030/why-were-two-different-attributes-...
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Why are questions closed on this site?

Questions are often closed on this site and I frequently see users confused as to why their (or someone else's) question was closed and users who debate the reason for closure - and often times they ...
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Why was this question put on hold?

I am referring to this question. I do not see how this question can be considered off-topic. Could someone enlighten me, please ?
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Shouldn't a question end in a question mark?

This is not a question though I posed it as a question to avoid being accused of being hypocritical. What I'm really after is that I would respectfully ask that on BE, questions be posed as actual ...
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What recourse is there for a refused proposed edit that is sorely needed?

I am told this is the place to find help in a situation where a user refused an edit that should not have been refused: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/18986 What ...
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What place does Numerology have on this site?

Should answers/analysis based on what I would call "hardcore numerology" be afforded respect in the context of the Biblical Hermeneutics site? Induction might find the repeated use of the number ...
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Can I ask about the validity of an allegorical, rather than literal or liturgical, understanding, of the Bible here?

I asked this question, on philosophy.stackexchange, and wasn't sure if it would fit better here? If so, I'd be really pleased to have it moved here. As was pointed out in the answer there, clearly ...
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What about questions about historical linguistics when focused on meaning in biblical languages?

Historical linguistics can help understand the languages of the bible and are therefore relevant to this site even when they do not discuss a specific text. Because that seems to be the main criteria ...
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Defining site tag use and refinement: Authorship tag

For a summary of issues that engendered this question, see its initial sister question. This question is about the authorship tag. Currently our site tag summary for authorship is: Questions ...
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Defining site tag use and refinement: Context tag

For a summary of issues that engendered this question, see its initial sister question. This question is about the context tag. Currently our site tag summary for context is: The immediate literary ...
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Defining site tag use and refinement: History tag

Summary of the Issue This is the first of three meta questions on site tags (history, context, authorship) so that each tag can have its own relevant discussion/answers, allowing for upvoting on ...
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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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Tag-Synonym : "Pneumatology" and "Holy-Spirit" request

Tag-Synonym : pneumatology and holy-spirit request. Might have to be merged, actually. Creating a tag synonym requires 5 score in this tag.
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Tags and Synonyms for Commandments Proposals?

Which tags, and tag-synonyms, should be used for categorizing questions regarding the examination of, and observance to: Covenant Law, (Adam, Noahide, Abraham, Mosaic, and Messianic) Mosaic Law, (...
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Criteria for Suggesting Tag-Synonyms

Could we reconsider the "lower-limit" for allowing users to suggest Tag-Synonyms? There are TWO "Reputation Requirements" for suggesting Tag-Synonyms: General Reputation Reputation in that Tag. <...
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Is this question about bias off-topic?

Regarding: Is it possible to be unbiased when interpreting Scripture? I voted to close as off-topic. Caleb kindly disagreed and invited a discussion here.
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Why does the review log for some questions not show who is voting to close it?

I have just noticed that the review log for "Adam and Eve and the 10 Commandments" does not show who is voting to close it. Is this normal? The same is true for "Nudity in the bible - Genesis 2 and 3"...
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Moderation Request: Tag Synonym for Soteriology and Salvation

Could moderators please move "Soteriology" as a tag-synonym for "Salvation"? Or perhaps, could explanations be given (in tag descriptions) showing how these tags are different and how they should be ...
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Copying large parts of own content

The answers https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/4711/2672 and https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/4434/2672 seem largely identical. I flagged this for moderator attention, but it was ...
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Revisiting Historical-Interpretation and Historical-Criticism tags

Could "Meta" propose clarifications regarding the tags: historical-criticism historical-interpretation A couple of great example questions would be very, very, helpful. I am hoping for clear ...
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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 should we look for in answers about prophecy?

In the past, we have defined what we look for in good answers — for example, answers need to show their work and follow site distinctives. Recently some discussion on whether questions about ...
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Is Interpretation of Prophecy on Topic?

What is the hermeneutic approach to interpreting prophecy, if it has not already been interpreted by a prophet? NASB, 2 Peter 1:20 - But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a ...
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Close Reason : Appeals to Modernistic Doctrine

Is there a close reason, for: "Appeals to Modernistic Doctrine"? Specifically, when a question is requesting a particular doctrinal explanation, or exegesis, of a passage that conforms to a ...
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Revisiting Off-Topic Close for "Searching for a Text" - Lexical Glosses

A recent question asked for references from Greek literary texts, and other Scriptural texts - explaining the definition of a particular word : Ephesians 4:30 - What does it mean to "Grieve the ...
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An "exact duplicate" does not seem to be an exact duplicate

Question 1: "Fear God” or " Trust God" I have heard some say that several of the " fear God" translations from the Greek should have been translated "trust God". Is this true and if so, can ...
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When to wield the "Protect Question" ability?

With only 25 additional reputation needed, I expect that I will soon gain the ability to protect questions. I'm wondering what best practices are for this particular stack exchange in this regard. It ...
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Is it considered bad manners to answer a question that has already been accepted?

Is it considered bad manners to answer a question that already has an accepted answer with a different response?
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Which canon is on topic for this site? [duplicate]

This site is called Biblical hermeneutics and is all about interpreting the text of scripture. This leads me to wonder, "which bible?" Are questions about the deuterocanonicals allowed? Can I ask ...
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How do I insert Greek/Hebrew characters into a question or answer?

I've spent the last hour browsing the site for tips on this practical question. So if it's been previously answered I apologise, but I have made an effort.
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Is it possible to ask questions about the grammar, vocabulary, or translation of Biblical texts?

The Help Pages seem to indicate that such questions are okay. If your question is about... interpretation of a specific Bible passage hermeneutical approaches translation of Biblical ...
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How is this an "exact duplicate"?

A question appeared today, Adam and Eve: Significance of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? It was marked by 5 users as an "exact duplicate" of the question Could the “tree of knowledge of ...
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Filter questions with selected best answer

Is there a way to view only questions that have not yet had a best answer selected?
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Caleb, Caleb, Caleb! Why have you deleted an answer that the community has found useful?

As at the time of the question I am now asking, my answer to the question In John 6:58, in what sense did Jesus' flesh “descend from the sky”? received three upvotes and one downvote. You deleted it ...

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