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Which NIV? There are more than one variation

In many of the questions and answers on this site, reference is made to "the NIV". However, there are at least 3 variations of the NIV: the original, from 1984 "Today's NIV", from ...
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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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What are we doing here and what are Hermenutics?

From Milton S. Terrys Biblical hermenutics Hermenutics is the science of interpretation. The word is usually applied to the explanation of written documents, and may therefore be more specifically ...
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Let's rest Biblically

By an amazing coincidence, this is the 7th challenge topic I've suggested. "Challenge ideas" isn't a challenge itself, but a place for us to collect and vote on topics. My favorite ...
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What do you love about this site?

I thought it would be helpful to have a meta question where we could keep track of what is really great about Hermeneutics.SE. So: What do you love about this site? Go ahead and list each item as a ...
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What does it mean for a Question to “Arise from a Biblical text”?

Arising from a Biblical Text - 2011 to 2020 In the 'On Topic' article, we point users to this 9 year old Meta Question to clarify the idea of Questions needing to 'arise from' the text. Now, whilst ...
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Comment on “Mini-Answers” — To whom was this directed?

Very recently, I noticed that a new contributor asked a seemingly sincere, innocuous question. That OP was closed, and I understand why it was: What verses can I use to prove the Trinity? [closed] — ...
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Are partial answers in comments permissisble?

I asked a question on this stack yesterday. The only 'answer' I've received up to now is a very short, poorly evidenced comment. The stack I'm most active on is the one for roleplaying games, where ...
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Cleanup for low-usage tags

We have a number of tags with very few questions, and a steady stream of new tags coming in. I don't suggest that this is entirely a bad thing, but too many similar tags makes things hard to find. I ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Related questions on the audience of 1 John 2:12–14

Since neither of these questions have an accepted answer, they are not technically duplicates, but they may be candidates for merging: 1st John 2:12-14: little children, young men and fathers Who are ...
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How should we do with uclear answers and answers that appeal to divine inspiration?

While in review queues, found two answers that particularly lead me to write this post, namely https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/50541/27054 https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/50505/...
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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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Should the users form a charter of hermeneutical protections to ensure a neutral foundation of free thought for this site?

Something has not felt right to me about various comments I have seen regarding the need to stay exclusively within a text for it to be a valid hermeneutic 'for this site'. Actually that's nonsense. I ...

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