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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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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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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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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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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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Can somebody delete a photo used in a derogatory way off a post?

The post is: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/q/22513/3555 Doubt the woman wants her photo attached to that post. Makes this "Christian" site look crude.
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Topicality of a Textual Question related to a Group with a Specific Doctrinal Commitment

This is a question about the topicality of this question on BH.SE: Do any scholars argue a textual theory where the NT text was edited to make the autographa? Which, as of this writing, is "on hold" ...
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Is this an example of a good question?

@Susan posed this question “High and lifted up” in Isaiah for the members to consider. I would like some feedback about it. Is it a good question? If you think so, 12 people do so far, then can you ...
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Questions about the field of textual criticism without reference to a particular text

I just asked this question: Textual criticism of the Hebrew bible and the rule of the ‘lectio difficilior' I imagine it should be on topic because I have a sense that local expertise is ...
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Piggybacking - how close is too close? The case of Matthew 28:17

I have an interest in the translation of Matthew 28:17b and would like to hear the wisdom of BH.SE on it - 17 καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτὸν προσεκύνησαν, οἱ δὲ ἐδίστασαν. [SBLGNT] There is an existing question ...
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Reopen question about Jesus Sayings in Mark and Q

I’ve been asked to post here my request to reopen the question about scholarly consensus on the relative reliability of Jesus sayings in Mark and Q. It’s evident from the comments under the question ...
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Should these old questions be closed/deleted?

This site is geared toward understanding the meaning of biblical texts. Therefore, questions not based on a specific text are closed. But there's some older questions hanging around, asked before this ...
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Clarification on Questions About the Original Languages Without Seeking to Understand a Specific Text

I've previously asked Are questions about the languages themselves (without referencing a specific text) on topic?, but since asking it the list has been updated by me and other users with more ...
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Is this question asking for contemporary writers on topic?

Question: To Interpret Koine Greek, which contemporary writers can be used for comparison? The following have been proposed by various community members thus far: This is a list question and thus ...
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Is the New Covenant question on-topic?

What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31 This question has five sub-questions: What is this new covenant that is forged with Jews/Israel but not with non-Jews/non-Israel? Do ...
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Is this question passable?

I initially intended to make this a footnote to my question on main, but I would like some feedback from the community so I figured this is a better place to do that. I'm trying to figure out what ...
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For Here or over “there?” - ex deo nascimur in christo morimur per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus?

I am uncertain about this ... so I'm asking on meta first. Over on Christianity.SE, I posted this question: ex deo nascimur in christo morimur per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus? Which for ease of ...
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“How often is [this phrase/word] in the Bible?” Questions

There are two questions I'm aware of asking for this currently: How frequently is God attributed to saying “Don't be afraid”? How many times is the phrase “ through Faith/by faith” occured in the ...
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How is this to be understood in light of Scripture?

Are the following question formats on topic? How is this [text/passage] to be understood in light of Scripture? How is this [text/passage] to be understood in light of other Scriptures? (While there ...
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What about the Book(s) of Mormon?

We have no agreed-upon list of what books/texts constitute 'the Bible' for the purposes of this site, despite numerous attempts to create such lists. Today we had a question about Revelation where the ...
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Can we ask whether Hades is literal or figurative?

This question is seeking to apply the Biblical text and is therefore off topic. This recently came up regarding the edits made to a question. The primary issue to me is applying the text to ask ...
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Older question regarding Isaiah 7.14-16

This question recently jumped to the top of the list. A related question could be something more like: Who are the young woman and the son from Isaiah 7.14 referring to? But while the above ...
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Are questions about the languages themselves (without referencing a specific text) on topic?

Here is our about page as it currently stands: UPDATE: What about all of these questions? What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb? How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew? How many Greek ...
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Is this question on topic?

There was recently a question asked: Why didn't Joseph try to contact his father from Egypt? We don't really have any guidelines about questions of this type. This question is clearly not about ...