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Which Bible translations are preferable/reliable for citing?

The short answer is: whichever you want. Most of us agree* that there exists neither a single correct translation nor an absolute hierarchy of good to bad translations, although some may be more ...
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Which Bible translations are preferable/reliable for citing?

This post began in as a "personal" attempt at classification, but it should be regarded as open to community editing. This is a taxonomy of the English bible versions available at BibleGateway.com,* ...
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Which Bible translations are preferable/reliable for citing?

Besides the salient points presented by Susan I would only add that there is frequently a close link between questions and translations—more so than many people realize. For greatest clarity you ...
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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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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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Guidelines on biblical citations

The quantity or size of quotations is not the issue, I don't think. If a verse is worth citing it's probably worth quoting. The issue is much more that some of these questions and answers are not ...
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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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Filter questions with selected best answer

As Davïd mentioned the Data Explorer is a powerful way to sort through and find things in the content of SE sites. However for this particular case it is overkill, the built in site search has this ...
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What do we do with click bait questions?

Question titles should not be click-bait and should be edited to clearly identify what they concern. Feel free to edit question titles yourself if they seem click-baity to you.
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Filter questions with selected best answer

I think the best was is by using the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), available from the data link in the footer to every page on the network. For example: this "Orphan questions" query finds Qs ...
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What tag should I use if my question is about verse placement in English translations, not the translations themselves?

I'm not certain I understand what you mean by "verse placement." I believe you may mean where/why verses are chosen to be "broken" at that point in the text in relation to the original language texts (...
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Guidelines on biblical citations

It's a little hard to tell from your image, but it looks like the post has quite of lot of high-lighting in the texts cited, presumably with the intention of drawing specific attention to particular ...
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How to avoid pointless disputes when questions assume a specific doctrine is or is not true?

ChristianitySE allows opinion questions from different sect or denominations, but Hermeneutics does not. That is because the hermeneutics scope is limited to study of interpretation which deals with ...
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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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