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Are questions about historic interpretations on-topic?
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I personally think that they're very on topic. How we understand and interpret the Bible has changed throughout history. Things that we have understood in the past we have corrected and modified ...

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Are questions about historical context on topic?
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I have been waiting for someone else to post a "Yes, they're on topic, within reason" answer, but it seems that no one has. So... Yes, Within Reason When people are seeking to interpret a ...

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Are source-critical questions on topic?
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Following in line with this meta question, it seems that the purpose of this site is to serve as an academic community interested in studying and analyzing the Biblical text. (Both exegesis and ...

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Nominations for pro-tem moderators
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I nominate Caleb His tireless work as a pro-tem moderator on Christianity.SE and his excellent moderation skills and wisdom make me believe that he would be an invaluable moderator here. I have never ...

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Should we avoid the situation where one or more of the moderators are also moderators of C.SE
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I believe that we should seek out moderators regardless of their involvement in other sites. I believe that this site's independence is the responsibility of the community and can be achieved through ...

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Hermeneutics vs Exegesis
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I think Exegesis is probably more accurate. However, I think that Hermeneutics has more of a ring to it. I think we should stick with Hermeneutics. Also, while I recognize that there is a ...

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What does "x" mean in y:z
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This answer is inspired by this Meta.SO post regarding good answers My advice for writing an excellent answer: Be definitive Adding a reference to Strong's helps out significantly in this. Using ...

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How to make ourselves known to "real" experts
Accepted answer
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This is a problem with all Stack Exchange sites. The answer is that we need to "market" the site (for lack of a better term) Generally this is accomplished by posting links to the site or to ...

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What does a vote mean on the Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange?
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Ultimately, a vote means whatever the voter wants it to mean. In general, as you mentioned, it should be encouraged to vote good posts up and bad posts down. However, we can't (and won't and shouldn'...

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Nominations for pro-tem moderators
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I would like to nominate Jack Douglas Using the criteria that I found on this post, I believe that Jack Douglas would make for an excellent moderator. There is no doubt in my mind that Jack has a ...

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Should all questions of interpretation include specific texts?
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Yes and No There are two types of questions here that seem to be on topic: hermeneutical questions and exegetic questions. If you're asking about hermeneutics, you're asking about a particular ...

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Reconciling Jewish and Christian Hermenutics
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The objective of this site is to provide a single definitive answer for each question. I would strongly disagree with this statement. The purpose of this site is to ask and answer questions. Often ...

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Should there be New Testament and Old Testament Tags?
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Usage Tag usage and consistency is a problem across all SE sites. Admittedly, many of the questions tagged as old-testament or new-testament would be better served using different tags. However, I ...

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Does Ray's question belong on meta?
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There are some questions that apply to both main and meta. I believe this is one such question. Other examples that we've had in the past that also fits this form: What is the difference between ...

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Exactly what types of questions is the Biblical Hermeneutics site intended to answer?
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I agree that this is confusing. Problem So, I'll draw a pretty little picture: When it comes to discussing historical events, all events in the Bible are On Topic. This should be obvious since they ...

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Nominations for pro-tem moderators
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I would like to nominate Soldernal I believe he would be an asset as an a moderator due to his intelligent questions, such as: The question regarding quotations in 1 Corinthians 6:13 Interpretations ...

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Is this question on topic?
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This seems to be directly related to understanding why they are saying something. Given that, it seems pretty clear to me that this is an attempt to understand the text of the Bible. Understanding ...

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Are questions about the bible, in general, appropriate?
Accepted answer
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This answer falls into multiple categories: Source Criticism If you're asking about when a book was written or a set of books, or if you're asking about who authored a set of books, it is considered ...

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Professors and theologians?
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That first paragraph we have full control to edit. We can add whatever we want to that paragraph. Judaism.SE is my favorite example of this. Realistically, we need to change this first section to ...

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Should we rename the hermeneutical-approaches tag?
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We can't make it hermeneutics because of the site-wide block on that tag. (I've already tried.) We can look into getting this removed, since this site isn't exclusively about hermeneutics. ...

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Should we remove the blacklist on the Hermeneutics tag?
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Yes The hermeneutical-approaches is insufficient for our needs. Please allow us to use the hermeneutics tag.

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Should we require answers to cite sources?
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Yes and No. There are obvious times that people ask for factual information or cite facts that really need to be substantiated. However, there are other times (sensus plenior exegesis, for example), ...

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Are questions about the Old Testament from a purely Christian perspective off-topic?
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Yes, it's off topic My explanation is below. Definitions For some rough definitions: Doctrine is a set of beliefs that are associated with a tradition or religion Exegesis is the translation or ...

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What do "Accepted" answers mean given a pluralility of interpretations?
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Exegesis involves interpretation. And that interpretation does require a groundwork, a standing point from which to interpret. If we remove the groundwork, the interpretation begins to become a bit ...

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Can I ask this question on 1 Timothy 2:12-15
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OK... Well, if you're looking for doctrine on the topic (four our purposes here, application of the passage), you really need to be on Christianity.SE. If you're attempting to understand the meaning ...

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Guidance on accepting answers?
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In general, my advice is "pick the one that you want as soon as you want." If you feel like a question has been fully answered by a given answer, choose that as accepted. If you feel like the topic ...

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What texts are open for examination?
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I think it's important to note that while we can accept discussion of the text of Judaism (Talmud) and Christianity (New Testament), we must stay far away from the doctrine of such. Because of this,...

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Any online Greek/Hebrew resources we can quote from?
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I personally like the Online Hebrew Interlinear Bible. It shows the King James version off to the side. The same site has the Online Greek Interlinear Bible. The downside is that everything ...

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