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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 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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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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Where does external evidence fit on a hermeneutics site?

I recently asked a question that focused heavily (albeit not exclusively) on external evidence for understanding the history of a text. This question was modeled on other questions that also solicited ...
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Is there such thing as too many questions?

A few days ago I noticed a user that was suspended to "cool down" (can't recall the name of the user but I think it was until August next year). After that day, given that it wasn't clear ...
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What do we do with click bait questions?

Is there a usefulness in having a hover function for a question - to see the question in a hover box, to avoid clicking on it to see what it's about? I feel some questions generate a 'hot topic' ...
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Criticism of Second Esdras' First Two Chapters

Among the Apocrypha of the Latin Vulgate, there is a certain book, called Second Esdras, which is found neither in the Masoretic Text, nor in the Greek Septuagint. Its first two and last two chapters ...
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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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What tag should I use if my question is about verse placement in English translations, not the translations themselves?

In asking question on the BHSE, I noticed that there is no clear tag to use when asking questions about verse placement in English translations of the original languages. What tag should I use? For ...
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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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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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Which Bible translations are preferable/reliable for citing?

Which Bible translations are most preferable for citing on SE for asking the questions? And which are bad to refer to?
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Why can't I ask my 'big question'?

For the sake of argument, let's presume that there are the following Stack Exchange Q&A sites (any resemblance to existing SE sites is coincidental): Automotive Engineering — A Q&A site ...
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A helpful flowchart for asking questions on BH.SE

Here is a helpful flowchart for asking questions on BH.SE. Relevant meta posts for each decision are listed below: My goal is for this be a helpful reference and 'one-stop-shop' for users. Also note ...
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Please do not ask cookie-cutter questions

This is not a good idea: While I would like to get authorship questions for many of our texts, I believe they should: Arise organically, and Contain research about the current state of scholarship ...
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Is a request for text support for doctrine a doctrinal question?

This is a "could I ask this question"-question. Having a bit of holiday over Christmas and New Year I'm going over some notes I've made of topics I want to look at. One such question regards the ...
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Are questions about the bible, in general, appropriate?

I'm wondering if questions about the bible, in general, are appropriate. Hermeneutics seems to refer to translation.. So I'm asking would any general question about the bible be okay? Such as "how was ...
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Exactly what types of questions is the Biblical Hermeneutics site intended to answer?

The challenge I have with this site so far is that it's hard to understand what pertains to "hermeneutics" here. From Wikipedia we have the following definitions: From Hermeneutics: Traditional ...
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Use of original languages

How should we view the use of the original Biblical languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek) in questions and answers? Should transliteration be encouraged for the sake of those who are less familiar with ...
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How should we deal with "novice" questions during the beta?

As mentioned in various places including another meta question, it is very important during the site's beta (especially the private beta) to focus on questions that are expert-level, specific, and ...
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