I have no way of knowing if any of the material you changed was accurate since there was no citation made. It is desirable to cite each line or connected sentences that are entered. This is particularly true when a conclusion is drawn such as the "ages" of children, which is speculation. The ages are not questioned by the bible. Why are we questioning the only reference to them? On what basis? Who is making that claim and why? Is he trying to justify the deaths because the children were really adults so it was okay for the bears to kill them? Why is the person correcting the bible based on one sentence only? What is the correctors bias or WP:POV? There must be a WP:RELY citation for this conclusion which is going to be really hard since it is speculation, not really allowed in an encyclopedia. We don't "vote" on truth.
What is a tare and why is it being put here and why is it germane to Elisha per se? It is important to be relevant so as not tot detract from the WP:TOPIC. Side issues can do that. I hope this answers your questions. Student7 (talk) 20:28, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
I had no questions. Obviously, you did. "Tare" is a verb and not a noun. It is germane in that it is the verb used in the King James Version to describe what the bears did to the young men. You say "we don't 'vote' on truth." No one said anything about voting. Words have meaning and often have more than one meaning (look up the word "run"). Bias is not involved in this discussion; it is simply a matter of using the correct meaning and not the incorrect meaning and certainly not deliberately choosing the incorrect meaning. John Gill's Bible commentary and the Jewish Encyclopedia are two very diverse sources that are in complete agreement that "children" refers to young men and not toddlers. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:53, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
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