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Criticism of Second Esdras' First Two Chapters

It's On-Topic as far as I'm concerned. In the Site Tour we link to What Texts are Open for Examination?. The community consensus is currently as follows: "You build a site for a group of experts....
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Topicality of a Textual Question related to a Group with a Specific Doctrinal Commitment

1. Reason for VtC OP notes the "hold" reason provided by the system. Just to be clear, I did not point to that text with my VtC, but rather invoked the "bespoke" field, filled with this text: I'm ...
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Where does external evidence fit on a hermeneutics site?

All of our understanding of the Bible is mediated through things outside the Bible. At the very least we have our understanding of the Biblical languages. We rely on lexicons (dictionaries) which in ...
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Topicality of a Textual Question related to a Group with a Specific Doctrinal Commitment

Why can those other questions pass, while this one cannot? With exegesis questions, we draw a distinction between those that arise from a text and those that do not, with the latter being off-topic. ...
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Asking acceptable questions

Biblical Hermeneutics, the study of the Biblical texts, is only one discipline and both depends upon and informs the disciplines of theology. This has been called the Hermeneutical Circle, as ...
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On Posting a Possible Duplicate

I don't see any problem with this. Questions across different sites are not usually considered duplicates as long as they are tailored to ask something specific tailored to the subject matter/...
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Does my question about Genesis 9:4 already exist?

We don't close questions as duplicates just because they ask about the same verse, or even the same part of the verse. This means that it's really not very useful to ask hypothetically about a ...
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I wasn't able to find in the on-topic page what exactly this site is about in terms of what are the rules in answering questions

thanks for this question, it's a great observation that does express a challenge many new users find when getting acquainted with the site. Essentially, the key you're looking for is wrapped in the ...
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Topicality of a Textual Question related to a Group with a Specific Doctrinal Commitment

The reason for my close vote is that I view this question as moving beyond the scope of hermeneutics and source/text criticism. This question is not asking about a framework a scholar uses for ...
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Topicality of a Textual Question related to a Group with a Specific Doctrinal Commitment

To me, the other questions you mention inquire about an exegetical method that is influenced to varying degrees by doctrine. Although they involve doctrine, the endpoint is a method of interpreting ...
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Is there such thing as too many questions?

If you ask too many bad questions (if they get closed with lots of downvotes) the site software itself will stop you from asking questions for a while. That's out of the hands of the mods - we can ...
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