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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. If there are related texts which experts in this field tend to study because the texts are so closely tied to the subject, I would include them as "on ...


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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 turn rely on lots of extra-Biblical texts. We use the commentaries and explanations of the Bible from past ages to guide us, whether or not we end up agreeing ...


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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. By analogy, it may make sense to do the same with hermeneutical-approaches questions: allow them when they are about a known, practised, hermeneutic but not ...


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First, I generally agree with Susan's answer, and consider it fairly well stated. I want to address a bit more the quote you mentioned from your chat: If your argument relies on Christian doctrine--again, you are in the wrong place--this is NOT a Christian site I think that is poorly worded. You, being a Christian, will necessarily "rely on Christian ...


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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 voting to close this question as off-topic because it concerns a specifically Christian and doctrinally-related understanding of inerrancy and inspiration, and ...


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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/expertise of each site. The only really issue here is whether the question you want to ask is really better aimed at this site (is your goal reviewing the actual ...


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Done: I lower-cased hermeneutics, so's to not go completely overboard with the caps.


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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 opening paragraph of the Site Tour: Biblical Hermeneutics is a question and answer site for anyone who wants to know what a Biblical text means (exegesis) using ...


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I'm a little confused about why you're confused. So if I am going to discuss biblical texts, shouldn't I have an expectation of the audience to have some grounding in the Christian doctrine? This doesn't compute for me. As our help center states: We welcome Jewish, Christian, Atheist and other viewpoints as long as they take seriously the process of ...


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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 interpreting the text, but instead asks if any scholars holding a particular hermeneutic framework also adhere to a specific theology. How this question does not meet ...


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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 the text. On the other hand, your question, in an (undoubtedly unfairly) simplified form:1 I observe that: Some OT scholars define the inspired ...


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Probably Neither Site is Suited I tend to agree that the question is hard to categorize to either site. It is really more about "Bible Study" on a "topic,"1 which the accepted answer on C.SE does well to give the basics of doing that (except it omits Bible Software with its search engine capabilities, and perhaps resources to see scholarly journals, ...


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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 illustrated by Don Carson: Our reading and interpretation of the Bible informs the theology that we develop from it. And although we might like to think that we can ...


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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 neither make a question ban nor lift one. If someone asks lots of questions and becomes somehow disruptive to the community by doing so, the mods could give them a ...


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