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Is using one's own initials as an identifier for a translation allowed?

Please see this answer and my comment below it: In James 2:7, what is the meaning of the phrase «τὸ ἐπικληθὲν ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς»?
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Is this a good place to ask about the non-supernatural Jesus?

I would like to know what the man who believed himself to be the Jewish Messiah, sent to the Jews to become their king, meant when he said "believe in me", as in Matthew 18:6. Christians interpret ...
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Why is this question Too Broad?

I would like to improve this question so that it can be re-opened and hopefully receive some answers. Unfortunately the close voters did not indicate in their comments why the question was too broad. ...
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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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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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Can we reformulate the “Specific Bible passage” close reason?

This question currently has two close votes for the following reason: Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as hermeneutical methods cannot be applied ...
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What to do with questions with answers that are too hard to understand?

We had a question on christianity.se https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/63957/why-does-romans-519-say-many-instead-of-all Which is probably an OK question for Hermeneutics but we ...
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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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Bug? Unable to undo a vote

Scenario: I down vote an answer I hover over the down vote button and it says "Click again to undo down vote" I click on it It says "Your vote is now locked in until it is edited" Is that a known ...
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Can my display name be changed back now?

I did not deliberately change my display name to my user number, the system did it. Now it won't let me change my name back to Pilgrim for 30 days. Can it be changed now?
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Why does it say I've earned “Comment Anywhere” when I don't yet have 50 rep points?

So I only have 45 rep points but it says that I've earned the "Comment Everywhere" privilege. But under my account it says I need 50 rep points for commenting. Is there a glitch or something I'm not ...
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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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How do you change approval for an edit.

I have just given approval for a wiki-edit, "lords-prayer", which I didn't intend to give. I didn't notice the tag. Can I remove my approval?
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Is there something wrong with the coding for superscript?

Superscript used to be...well...superscript. Now, it seems that characters enclosed in <sup></sup> no longer appear in a superscript position. Anyone else experiencing this?
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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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