Does the word X appear in Tanach?

How could such a question be off topic? Tanach is squarely on topic, words in Tanach are squarely on topic. So what is the problem?

If it is motivation, then what is exactly is "on topic" motivation?

  • Related: judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3346/…
    – Yishai
    Jul 28 '17 at 15:19
  • 2
    I agree that it is on topic.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jul 28 '17 at 15:21
  • Oddly, that question has no reopen votes (at the moment).
    – msh210 Mod
    Aug 4 '17 at 6:34
  • @msh210 I voted to reopen. It won't let me vote again right now.
    – Yishai
    Aug 4 '17 at 11:30
  • Me, too, @DoubleAA.
    – msh210 Mod
    Aug 4 '17 at 13:20
  • @msh210 So I've reopened it. (Also there were two reopen votes which had aged away some time ago.)
    – Double AA Mod
    Aug 4 '17 at 14:42
  • The record shows that I voted to close it, but I'm not sure why. Double AA mentioned some reopen votes that aged away; one of those may have been mine, but I don't remember.
    – MTL
    Aug 4 '17 at 17:49
  • Oh, I just checked; I did, indeed, vote to reopen. Not sure why it didn't clear review. Glad it was reopened :)
    – MTL
    Aug 4 '17 at 17:56
  • Curious .. what would prevent someone from asking if ANY word is in Tanac"h? Is there some boundary? What if I asked "Is the word "Shlemiel" in Tanac"h?" (It ALMOST is, BTW!)
    – DanF
    Aug 10 '17 at 22:50
  • @DanF, I think we have some requirements that a question have some basis for asking, but it is a broader question.
    – Yishai
    Aug 10 '17 at 23:14
  • @Yishai I think that requirement is quite vague. It should be clarified. Unless you want me to be a potential pest just to prove a point (You like my alliteration?)
    – DanF
    Aug 11 '17 at 15:44
  • @DanF, sure, go for it. It should be asked as a separate question or discuss it here: judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3784/…
    – Yishai
    Aug 11 '17 at 16:34

I don't know how it is off topic and I've reopened it. We have reopen votes and peer review for a reason.

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