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What about questions about historical linguistics when focused on meaning in biblical languages?

It's a reasonable question, but my own sense is that "historical linguistics" ("HL" in what follows) questions are not a good fit for BH.SE. The examples provided would only very tangentially -- if ...
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100 Rep for a 'new user'?

Site association bonus rep (100) and hidden community. Users with site association bonus rep will start with 101 rep on new site. If you are an experienced Stack Exchange network user with 200 or ...
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What is the proper way to respond to comment?

I had to learn the hard way that discretion is needed with comments received in response to one's answers. Some comments are helpful and justify making an improving edit. Other comments take issue ...
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Was my answer to this question permanently deleted?

There is no such thing as permanent deletion (we've been over this before, if you'd had a post deleted you would see it yourself with a red background and deletion notice). You've never had an answer ...
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How do I determine which active contributors have a deep understanding of traditional Jewish beliefs?

While you're welcome to ask questions of specific people in chat, on the main site it's really not appropriate to either limit questions to specific individuals or even to people of a specific faith. ...
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Automatically accepting answers

Actually the user accepted it themselves several months before they deleted their account. You can check when it was accepted using the timeline button on the answer. I'm not sure why it says ...
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How do I contact an individual?

Contacting individuals outside of chat is not available, by design, despite many requests. Please see Any way to send a personal message to another user? (answer: nope); How do I contact other ...
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Can new account be merged with old (deleted) account?

I have been informed by those with more knowledge than I that deleted accounts can not be undeleted unless the deletion was somehow a mistake on the part of Stack Exchange. If you would like to ...
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I have awarded a bounty,but answer does not appear to be accepted?

Answer acceptance and bounties are completely separate systems. Only the original question asker can choose which answer to mark as accepted. Even the mods can't change this! The little green tick ...
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Where can I find Aramaic and Syriac Tools and References?

Note: Posted as a community Wiki, please feel free to update. There are three different fonts available, at CAL TTF font link: The Edessa font - which is great for Syriac; the Hebrew Translation ...
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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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Doctrinal Bias on Biblical Hermeneutics

I have only seen or participated in a handful of your questions, but I think it may be a mistake to conclude that the issues you're encountering are more to do with doctrinal positions than ...
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Doctrinal Bias on Biblical Hermeneutics

In the document to which you frequently link (and by which you are using this site as a means of advertising what you clearly admit is a novel thesis) you assert that the Greek conjunctive και, kai, ...
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Who is behind 'Community' and the bumping of questions to 'homepage'?

The answer to your question is spelled out in detail in the Community user's profile page. These is nothing users or moderators can control about this, it's programmed into the system as a robot that ...
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Why has reputation been adjusted?

Duplicate votes are being cleaned up Duplicated votes are being cleaned up This came in last weekend to us mods from some of the staff, as the first comment pointed out. It affected many of us, but ...
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Doctrinal Bias on Biblical Hermeneutics

One example of doctrinal bias on this site is your question What is the purpose of personification at Ephesians 4:30? in which you assume without justification that Paul was personifying a non-...
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How do you change approval for an edit.

The easiest thing to do retrospectively is just go in and edit the tag wiki yourself to fix whatever bit you don't actually think belongs. Edit: The particular suggested edit in question here has ...
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Color code - please explain yellow highlight

They are those questions with your favorite tags. e.g.: If you have greek and koine-greek as your favourite tags: The questions are displayed as follows:
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100 Rep for a 'new user'?

I know it has happened to me that when I asked a question about what I thought was a bug I was told the answer was dependent on my rep on another SE site. There was a comment saying that the commenter ...
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So... I continue to be harassed by Caleb

Let me address a couple things from a moderator perspective: I don't come to this site to harass you (or anybody else). When I do come to the site your posts don't even particularly interest me, the ...
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So... I continue to be harassed by Caleb

Soldernal? You see the crap answers on this site that are never deleted. Are you okay with Caleb deleting my posts "because he can" (tenure)? I'm not Soldernal but for my own 2c I would say that the ...
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Copying large parts of own content

The proper way to have content in only one place is to mark the question as a duplicate. Though there are some exceptions to that rule (the ones you found being a notable exception). The odds are ...
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What is the schedule for voting in new moderators?

SE started to Experimenting with Pro Tempore elections. To put it simply, beta sites are now possible to have an election. Also, on Moderator elections in beta sites?, Jon Ericson (a Stack Exchange ...
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What is the schedule for voting in new moderators?

Moderators on a beta site like BH.SE (aka "Pro Tem Moderators") are not elected but appointed. They generally serve until the site graduates or until they choose to step down: Appointing Pro Tem ...
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Can somebody delete a photo used in a derogatory way off a post?

According to Stack Exchange's own Meta, moderators cannot remove material based on copyright infringement alone. Moderators will not handle copyright infringement complaints...(If moderators handled ...
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Where are "inactive" questions?

"Active" just refers to the location of the question near the top of the active questions tab. I believe this message is part of the attempt to make the purpose of Community “bumping” more obvious. ...
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How can I use upvotes and downvotes to determine how to improve my questions and answers

The voting mechanism doesn't provide any qualitative feedback. For helpful suggestions, you're at the mercy of people to leave comments. I wouldn't spend too much time trying to make sense of any ...
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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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Answers without sources

If you know where it was copied from, then flag with "it needs moderator information" and explain it in the text box. Something like This answer is copied from [link]. Otherwise, like the ...
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Put Answer poster name at top instead of (or as well as) bottom

From a psychological perspective, I'd suggest it's better to have the name at the bottom, to avoid any internal bias of the user's name affecting how we read the Question/Answer, or worse yet - ...
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