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What texts are open for examination?

I assume the baseline here is interpretation of and principals behind understanding the 66 book Protestant canon. What about the extra 7 Deuterocanonical books used by Catholics? What about the ...
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How do you write Hebrew characters?

I see that some people are using actual Hebrew (and Greek) here. How are you doing that? (I hate having to resort to transliteration.)
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A new guideline for doctrine in questions. What do you think?

I don't mean to hash and rehash this subject over and over, but I think that my understanding has developed to the point where I believe I can offer something somewhat concrete. Over the course of ...
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What are we looking for in answers?

There have been a lot of meta discussions in the last 18 months about specific aspects of, or handling of, answers (annotations, voting, editing, doctrine, etc). It was pointed out by the Community ...
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What should our title be?

Our current title, "Biblical Hermeneutics", has a lot going for it: Covers many of the questions we ask if you take hermeneutics to mean "applied hermeneutics". Quietly excludes people who don't ...
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Why are correct answers sometimes downvoted?

When I look around the site, I sometimes see downvotes on the right answer. Occasionally, there are two answers that say pretty much the same thing, but one is voted up and the other is voted down. ...
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What does “show your work” mean in the context of exegesis?

As a result of recent debate over whether certain answers would be considered acceptable on this site, we posed the question "What are we looking for in answers?". In my foray into the issue, I noted ...
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How should we welcome new users?

Every now and then you'll see a question or an answer from someone you don't recognize. They might have a reputation of 1 or 101, a generic avatar or an image you've never seen before, and they've ...
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I'm new here! DV, OP, VTC, VTD, huh? Help me learn the jargon / lingo!

We do have quite a bit of lingo / jargon on the Stack Exchange (SE) network. Some of it is common to Internet platforms in general, some of it is specific to SE, and some of it is unique to this site ...
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What do “Accepted” answers mean given a pluralility of interpretations?

This question is somewhat in relation to What does "x" mean in y:z. If what I have written here is correct, and if the question should arise "What did Paul mean by 'the Israel of God' in Galatians ...
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What formatting recommendations do you have for posts?

Bob Jones has noted that I edit a lot of posts and has asked me to post my style guide so I can be saved some work. Now, I don't mind editing, but that seems like a reasonable idea. I'm not the only ...
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What good reference works on Biblical studies are available (freely) online?

What good reference works on Biblical studies are available online, and what kinds of questions are they good at answering?
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Are doctrinal answers ok?

This question asked about doctrine-based questions (and remains unresolved). My question is about answers. Are answers that assume a particular doctrinal stance acceptable here? If someone asks a ...
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What should I ask?

Some days (like today) I log into Biblical Hermeneutics and see not much going on. So I think, "What question should I ask?" Asking good questions on demand turns out to be very difficult, if not ...
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Are answers here authoritative?

AKA: Sez who? Every now and then you might see an answer that looks wrong, but has received a lot of upvotes and even been accepted. Where did that answer come from and how do we fix the current ...
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What action should we take with answers that don't show enough work, but are useful and upvoted?

We want answers to show their work, and of course we want answers to be useful. We've now got a fairly clear idea of what our standards are and what we should do with answers that fail on both counts. ...