Biblical beliefs....whatever they are.

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Skimming the article, I did not find any definition of what the researchers considered "biblical beliefs" to actually mean.

Last time I read the bible, there was a lot of internal contradiction in the literal sense of the texts, especially between the "old" and "new" testaments. The way to harmonize these is by developing commentaries, oral traditions, and entire theologies - but they are not part of the bible text, so are such beliefs "biblical" in the sense the article uses the word? I wasn't able to tell.

Example: eating pork. The Bible contains both prohibition and license to eat pork. Whether to do so depends on the tradition one adopts? Another example, more of a grey area: wearing socks made of mixed fibers. There is no explicit license given by the new testament writers. So, Biblical or not?

What do you think the word means?
 
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