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Nominations for pro-tem moderators

As per this SE blog, this post is for nominations for pro-tem moderators for this site. Each nomination should be a separate answer with the name of the nominee (which should be a link to the user’s ...
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Tag synonyms for exegesis

I see we have tags for exegesis, interpretation, and meaning. It seems that one would suffice--I suggest exegesis as it is the least ambiguous.
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Newsletter for Biblical Hermeneutics

I'm having trouble subscribing to the newsletter for this stack exchange site - is it unavailable till the site is public?
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How much doctrine should we allow? What is the general guideline? [closed]

Recently, a question regarding 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 (regarding women being silent in church) was asked. The literal interpretation of the text in itself creates and implies doctrine. However, ...
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Are questions about the Old Testament from a purely Christian perspective off-topic? [closed]

This morning a question arose about whether Jesus fulfills a prophesy in the Old Testament. From a Christian perspective, this a fairly standard lens through which to look at the Tanakh. Obviously, ...
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Are questions about historical context on topic?

There is an existing question asking about what language Jesus spoke. This question is well worded. But it's not hermeneutics and it's not exegesis. Furthermore, it's not regarding historic ...
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Should all questions of interpretation include specific texts?

Just now, I asked an extremely general question. When I first began formulating it, I had two specific texts in mind (the two times I remember Jesus using Aramaic in Mark). But as I researched the ...
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What do “Accepted” answers mean given a pluralility of interpretations?

This question is somewhat in relation to What does "x" mean in y:z. If what I have written here is correct, and if the question should arise "What did Paul mean by 'the Israel of God' in Galatians 6:...
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What does “x” mean in y:z

It seems to be a popular question format to ask about the meaning of a word ("x") in a verse ("y:z"). There was one question whose originally accepted answer (now deleted) struck me the wrong way. It ...
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This site and Judaism.SE

Judaism.SE (which is my usual stomping grounds) has quite a few hermeneutics[1] questions (only of Tanakh, naturally, not the Christian Bible). They are definitely considered on-topic there. Examples:[...
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Having extended hermeneutics to exegesis, where do we draw the line?

Background question: Hermeneutics vs Exegesis Are we a site for practicing exegesis where the experts happen be the ones with good knowledge of hermeneutics or is this a place where one could ask ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often

I cannot state this strongly enough. Voting is absolutely critical to the formation of a healthy SE site. And this is never more true than in Private and early Public beta. Vote on Questions Voting ...
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Tagging exegetical questions

There are a number of tags out there related to exegesis: 'exegesis', 'meaning', 'understanding', 'interpretation'. It's not clear to me from the names how these tags differ. It seems likely that 1/3 ...
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Can vote to close have the option of migrating to Christianity.SE?

This question seems more appropriate for Christianity.SE than Biblical Hermeneutics. This site is likely to continue to get questions that are more appropriate there. Can the vote to close be ...
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Are source-critical questions on topic?

I ran across this question, and it didn't really seem to sit with the rest of the questions. To me, this functions as a distraction from this site's real work of how we deal with the text itself. ...
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Copyright and Attribution

I recently posted a question including quotations from the bible. I didn't give it much thought at the time but later remembered that many versions of the bible, including the ESV I used, are ...
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Any online Greek/Hebrew resources we can quote from?

For questions involving the original languages, it would be helpful to be able to link to Bible passages in Greek or Hebrew. There are plenty of online Bibles in modern languages, but much fewer, it ...
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How to make ourselves known to “real” experts

While we already have plenty of people interested in the topic and good at doing research (overflow from other SE sites), it seems like this site won't succeed without "real" experts: professors, ...
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Are questions about historic interpretations on-topic?

Are questions about historic interpretations or how specific people from history applied the field of hermeneutics to their work on topic? I have tested the waters a little here: How consistent were ...
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Tag Names for Enumerated Books

I noticed that we have tags for 1-john and 1st-corinthians. Is there a standard convention we should adopt for consistency's sake? I actually like the names of both those tags based solely on ...
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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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Hermeneutics vs Exegesis

Is "Biblical Hermeneutics" the best name for this site? So far, it seems few of the questions asked (similar with earlier phases) have much to do with hermeneutics directly, and are more exegetical. ...
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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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Does this site's URL need to be changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What should our URL be? What should our title be? I've heard, from those listening to today's Stack Exchange Podcast, there was some discussion about the URL (and possibly ...
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What texts are open for examination?

I assume the baseline here is interpretation of and principles behind understanding the 66 book Protestant canon. What about the extra 7 Deuterocanonical books used by Catholics? What about the extra ...
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How can we attract high-quality Biblical scholars and still be welcoming to interested amateurs?

Simply what the title says. I would love to be able to come here and ask questions from my own study or other sources and receive high-quality answers. What principles should we follow to ensure a ...
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How can this site distinguish itself from Christianity.SE?

Might as well address the elephant in the room right off the bat. Many questions on Christianity deal with exegesis. During the proposal process, there was a lot of consensus to merge the Biblical ...

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