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Bible verse finder links, on Merkabah mysticism [ edit ]

I and using Chromium and the links using the bible verse finder only show a list of numbers, on the Merkabah mysticism article. For example, the link [1]

The same result happens if I go directly to the bibleversefinder tool and make a search, with source set to '!All sources'. However, selecting a single source works okay..

Are other people experiencing this problem?

Templates:Kings of Israel (Samaria) and Kings of Judah [ edit ]

I am currently involved in a dispute concerning newly created template Monarchy of Ancient Israel (see discussion), but as the discussion was progressing, it had me contemplating on the issues with older templates Kings of Israel and Kings of Judah. Both of these templates have created a common misconception of succession after Rehoboam's rule as the last king of the Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy). In the template concerning rulers of Judah, it seems that the rulers of Judah are continuing the reign of a United Kingdom of Israel (Saul, where's Ish-bosheth?, David, Solomon, and Rehoboam) Likewise, the rulers of the Northern Kingdom of Israel (should've been called "Kingdom of Samaria") do the same. In the template, it seems like Jeroboam is succeeding Rehoboam when Jeroboam was the first king of a Northern Kingdom of Israel (Samaria).

On the templates themselves, they are a clutter of links and take an unnecessary amount of space in a article. Not only that, they diminish the purpose of Template:Rulers of Ancient Israel. I'm not asking suggestions to improve these templates, I'm asking for consensus to remove them. There is no need for multiple navigational boxes, Template:Rulers of Ancient Israel is very-well organized/sufficient and already resolves all the issues. — JudeccaXIII (talk) 18:06, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

After carefully considering the arguments above and checking the three templates involved , I could agree with a proposal to replace all instances of Template:Kings of Israel and Template:Kings of Judah with Template:Monarchy of Ancient IsraelTemplate:Rulers of Ancient Israel, and subsequently delete those first two templates. Debresser (talk) 20:47, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Debresser You don't think Template:Rulers of Ancient Israel is sufficient enough? I do apologize if I confused you or anyone else if I was asking to replace the two with Template:Monarchy of Ancient Israel. It's nice but it's quite large and defeats the whole purpose of Template:Rulers of Ancient Israel. JudeccaXIII (talk) 21:44, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
That's what I meant. Fixed that mistake now in the above post. Debresser (talk) 19:38, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Reading all the comments, I support the removal of Template:Kings of Israel and Template:Kings of Judah, and the replacement with Template:Rulers of Ancient Israel. Very appreciate the works by JudeccaXIII and Debresser concerning this. Peace. JohnThorne (talk) 17:37, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web tool [ edit ]

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Help with Gospel [ edit ]

The article Gospel could do with a little help. It currently contains some contentious claims that are stated as fact, and any attempt to change them being opposed. Some extra eyes would be welcome. DJ Clayworth (talk) 17:33, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Could you list here what these claims are?Achar Sva (talk) 12:03, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Currently the main problems are that the "content' section describes virtually nothing about the content of the Gospels, but instead focusses almost entirely on the discrepancies between the gospels. I believe both should be there. It also completely lacks any description of the significance of the Gospels to Christianity. A person could read this article and come away with absolutely no idea of what is in the Gospels, or why they are important to Christians. We should absolutely explain why the texts are important to Christians in an NPOV way. (There is also one person seriously arguing that all talk of the significance of the Gospels in Christian doctrine be disallowed.) DJ Clayworth (talk) 19:17, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

So to be clear: your concern is (a) to see more detail on the content of the gospels, and (b) something on their significance to Christians (or do you mean Christian doctrine -the first is contemporary and popular in focus, the second historical and theological)? Achar Sva (talk) 21:46, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Original research [ edit ]

By long-standing practice and consensus, the entry upon the Bible, Quran and every other holy book has been added to Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Perennial sources. Tgeorgescu (talk) 22:42, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

What is this?