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What should we look for in answers about prophecy?

In the past, we have defined what we look for in good answers — for example, answers need to show their work and follow site distinctives. Recently some discussion on whether questions about ...
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Is Interpretation of Prophecy on Topic?

What is the hermeneutic approach to interpreting prophecy, if it has not already been interpreted by a prophet? NASB, 2 Peter 1:20 - But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a ...
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Close Reason : Appeals to Modernistic Doctrine

Is there a close reason, for: "Appeals to Modernistic Doctrine"? Specifically, when a question is requesting a particular doctrinal explanation, or exegesis, of a passage that conforms to a ...
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Revisiting Off-Topic Close for “Searching for a Text” - Lexical Glosses

A recent question asked for references from Greek literary texts, and other Scriptural texts - explaining the definition of a particular word : Ephesians 4:30 - What does it mean to "Grieve the ...
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An “exact duplicate” does not seem to be an exact duplicate

Question 1: "Fear God” or " Trust God" I have heard some say that several of the " fear God" translations from the Greek should have been translated "trust God". Is this true and if so, can ...
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When to wield the “Protect Question” ability?

With only 25 additional reputation needed, I expect that I will soon gain the ability to protect questions. I'm wondering what best practices are for this particular stack exchange in this regard. It ...
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I have awarded a bounty,but answer does not appear to be accepted?

I recently awarded a bounty to an answer regarding this question. There was a bounty icon at the answer i accepted.I pressed this and the bounty was awarded.There was no icon to press for accepted ...
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Is it considered bad manners to answer a question that has already been accepted?

Is it considered bad manners to answer a question that already has an accepted answer with a different response?
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Which canon is on topic for this site? [duplicate]

This site is called Biblical hermeneutics and is all about interpreting the text of scripture. This leads me to wonder, "which bible?" Are questions about the deuterocanonicals allowed? Can I ask ...
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How do I insert Greek/Hebrew characters into a question or answer?

I've spent the last hour browsing the site for tips on this practical question. So if it's been previously answered I apologise, but I have made an effort.
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Is it possible to ask questions about the grammar, vocabulary, or translation of Biblical texts?

The Help Pages seem to indicate that such questions are okay. If your question is about... interpretation of a specific Bible passage hermeneutical approaches translation of Biblical ...
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How is this an “exact duplicate”?

A question appeared today, Adam and Eve: Significance of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? It was marked by 5 users as an "exact duplicate" of the question Could the “tree of knowledge of ...
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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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Caleb, Caleb, Caleb! Why have you deleted an answer that the community has found useful?

As at the time of the question I am now asking, my answer to the question In John 6:58, in what sense did Jesus' flesh “descend from the sky”? received three upvotes and one downvote. You deleted it ...
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Adding a reason for deleting answers

Far too often, I see answers that are one-liners, wholly unsupported throwaways and downright terrible answers to questions of an OP. These questions fall far short of our community's "Show your work"...
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Why was my question about Source Criticism and the Doctrine of Atonement deleted?

My question "Do source-criticism scholars think the doctrine of Atonement originated after the Crucifixion?" was just deleted, with the reason given that "When a doctrine in a particular form ...
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Q&A discipline - Specifying hermeneutic principles for answers

Christianity SE is quite rigorous in requiring questioners to specify the context of one or more specific Christian traditions within which they wish their question to be answered. Why does BH not ...
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Can I ask “what are the topmost difficult verses for translators?”

It appears to be open ended, but this question is open ended too Which 'modern' English translation of the Bible is considered the 'closest' or most accurate translation? Is my ...
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Should I answer off-topic questions?

I have been told at one point that I should not answer a question that is obviously off topic and will be imminently closed or deleted, but it has not yet recorded enough votes. However, this ...
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Can we encourage those posing questions to tag more appropriately with tweaked help text?

When questions are posted, the system demands they have at least one tag. These are typically used responsibly and well. However, in a significant number of cases, they aren't. For example: some ...
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Feature Inquiry: Recommending a Change to the Author, not Peer Review

After a point contributors with enough reputation can modify a question through peer review (or even directly). However is it possible to recommend the change directly to the author and wait for ...
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Would this question about Aramaic be on topic?

Which modern day dialect of Aramaic is the closest one to the dialect that Jesus of Nazareth spoke in Palestine some 2000 years ago? Would this question be on topic on the main site? If not, where ...
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“Featured question” bug

Questions seem to be staying in the "featured" tab for too long. This previously happened with this question and now with this one. In both cases the bounty expired and yet the question remained "...
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Is simply quoting from a commentary considered a good answer?

Questions concerns this thread: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/23338/862 I commented to the person answering: Commentaries are certainly recommended, but not to form an entire answer. ...
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Color code - please explain yellow highlight

I notice that a green box appears around the number of answers received when an answer has been accepted. What does it mean when the whole question has a yellow background?
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Is there a Trinitarian bias in voting?

There seem to be people who down vote questions based on their Trinitarian bias. As as result the questions, which are valid and important, tend to be neglected. I'm seeking a few volunteers to review ...
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User answers question but does not upvote question

Is there any logical basis for the practice of a user answering a question but not upvoting the same question? It seems to me that if you answer a question, then it implies that you believe it meets ...
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Feature request: Ignore post

There are so many questions that are of no interest and/or have already been answered. It would be nice to be able to filter to those out of personal view.
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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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Are puns disallowed in Biblic Hermeneutics meta?

I had a post with the word 'prophetable' in it, but this was changed to 'profitable'. Is this because the person who read it didn't find it funny, had heard that one before, or just didn't get the ...
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de Lubac's Medieval Exegesis online?

Question probably self-evident from the title but wondering if anyone knows of an online copy of de Lubac's Medieval Exegesis (in English trans.) Thanks!
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Should Hermeneutics Stack Exchange have a Section for the Protestant Faith Only?

Apologies if I'm asking the wrong thing here, I'm not sure how to reach the moderators ... but I'm wondering if Hermeneutics Stack Exchange would provide a better service if it had a section designed ...
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A day after earing 'electorate' badge(600 votes cast), profile page still shows total votes as 594

I am a regular visitor to this site. I have been voting good questions from long time. I have cast 600 votes & earned electorate badge as well. But my profile page shows total votes as 594 only.
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Where can I find Aramaic and Syriac Tools and References?

1. Question When discussing Aramaic and Syriac Texts, what are resources that can be used to display Syriac fonts correctly, or even lookup passages in Aramaic / Syriac?
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Why did my answer receive three downvotes in less than half an hour after it was posted?

Where does “by the mercy shown to you” belong in Romans 11:31? is a question that is principally an expression of wonderment over why a verse is rendered by, in the words of the questioner, "nearly ...
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Is the scope of BH.SE too narrow to make the site fully viable?

Biblical Hermeneutics is one of the most popular Stack Exchange sites to be still in its 'Beta' phase. Our stats as a network (as of 28-Mar-2016) are as follows: Whilst we're great in the majority of ...
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Who is responsible for the anonymous yellow box messages?

Why is this message: Some of the information contained in this post requires additional references. Please edit to add citations to reliable sources that support the assertions made here. Unsourced ...
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What was the reason for the “Consider the lillies” answer mod-deletion?

One of the answers on "What species of flower might Jesus have been referring to when he said, “Consider the lilies”?" has been mod-deleted, but I can't see any reason why this should be — there wasn'...
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Should we add a “methodology” tag and refine the “hermeneutical-approaches” tag?

There has been discussion about changing the hermeneutical-approaches tag here and some weakness of the tag name noted here (also some confusion on what exactly "hermeneutical approaches" means as an ...
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Is there disconnect between what you say and what you do when moderating?

Posting this here, I also posted this as an answer to a question linked below, so people could see the screenshots. My point in posting here is to ask this question: Do the people who moderate this ...
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Is the unofficial welcome message unique to hermeneutics.stackexchange.com

As a regular user of technical sites like Stack Overflow, Ask Ubuntu and more, I have a feel for how the various SE sites work. I notice the hermeneutics.stackexchange.com site is still in Beta so ...
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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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What is the Anatomy of a Good BH.SE Answer?

This question has a different focus than What are we looking for in answers?, but is related. There is an explicit one for questions (What makes a good/bad question?), which itself links to the more ...
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What is the point of answering questions here if some self appointed expert just deletes whatever they do not understand?

What is your problem ? Why do you post questions and then just delete answers you do not agree with or understand. What a huge waste of time
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Verse level search capability?

Assuming the BH.SE site ever gets out of BETA, is there any chance that part of the customization of the site could include a specialized "search" feature, so that one can do verse level searching? ...
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Which standard for transliterating/transcribing Hebrew should we use, if any?

For the sake of uniformity, should we incorporate a standard (when editing and/or composing a question) for transliterating or transcribing Hebrew? For example, ISO 259, which if I am not mistaken, is ...
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Should we hyperlink book/verses that direct to Bible websites? [duplicate]

For example, which is preferable? 1 In John 1:1, it it is written, Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος 2 In John 1:1, it it is written, Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος καὶ ὁ ...
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Users ask one question, then leave

Is there any way for moderators or voters to affect the answer selection process if OP asks a question and doesn't ever return to the site to select an answer?
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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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What level of downvotes would constitue serial downvoting?

After I had asked this question, Why aren't downvotes removed when the reason for giving them no longer exists?, I received a message saying that serial downvoting had been removed - today! This drew ...

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