I asked a que on Genesis 2:2 textual discrepancy Masoretic Text vs LXX and all others. Completed creation on seventh day, vs sixth day. It was closed as off topic. Why is textual criticism tag allowed here if its questions are not? This kind of rules will create a barrier among the ChristianitySE readers from learning about textual criticism. Not many people would be the readers of Biblical Hermeneutics SE for that matter.

  • Textual Criticism questions generally belong on Biblical Hermeneutics. If there was a question that was specifically targeted towards a denomination then it could be asked here, but they should not be common. And a denomination shouldn't just be tacked on in order to keep it on this site. Because the subject generally just doesn't belong here.
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Jan 21, 2023 at 9:41
  • then why does the tag of tc belong here?
    – Michael16
    Commented Jan 21, 2023 at 10:13
  • For the few questions that do belong here.
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Jan 21, 2023 at 10:43

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To curiousdannii's point in his comment that it is not a good idea to tack on a denomination. I'd say a denomination shouldn't be tacked on, unless you want an answer based on doctrine and not textual criticism, so it's one or the other. I almost never post on BH because I only really care what a particular church says about scripture, it might be appropriate to ask a question about textual criticism under the light of some doctrine so that might be a justification for having that tag on the site, but as a standalone tag, no it's a question about Christian doctrine therefore it's too vague to be asked here.

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