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, 2017 at 15:19
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    I agree that it is on topic.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jul 28, 2017 at 15:21
  • Oddly, that question has no reopen votes (at the moment).
    – msh210 Mod
    Aug 4, 2017 at 6:34
  • @msh210 I voted to reopen. It won't let me vote again right now.
    – Yishai
    Aug 4, 2017 at 11:30
  • Me, too, @DoubleAA.
    – msh210 Mod
    Aug 4, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 16:34

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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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