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In reference to this comment on Area 51:

@AChildofGod Ah yes, sorry; that was a no to "Bible Answers" too. Incidentally, if you're looking for more of fact book for answers about the bible as a work of literature (as your example questions seem to suggest), we do have a site for Literature where such questions properly phrased would be perfectly on topic. – Robert Cartaino♦ 1 hour ago

would questions about the Bible be on topic on this site?

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    While I was originally writing up an answer to this question, I've come to the conclusion that it's too broad as written to be properly addressed. There are a host of lenses that can be applied to the Bible, and the distinctions between them are rather stark. I think the topicality is going to depend very much on the question being asked. This isn't a "no," but I don't think it's a strict "yes," either. Did you have a specific question in mind that you wanted to ask? If so, editing that into the question might give us a better sense of what you want and need.
    – user80
    Jun 9 '17 at 20:23
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    If you do revise this question to ask about a particular question you want to ask, as @Emrakul recommended, consider using the specific-question tag if appropriate.
    – Shokhet
    Jun 9 '17 at 20:28
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    @Emrakul I can understand that this question makes you apprehensive, having been through this myself, but I cannot find any reason why this question could possibly be considered too broad. Obviously the fact that a question is about topic X does not determine whether a question is good, that depends on the question being asked. But this meta question is about whether topic X (namely, the Bible) is on-topic. This is perfectly standard for a meta question. Jun 9 '17 at 20:46
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    Given that we consider scientific papers to be on-topic, it would be hard to argue against religious texts being on-topic. Jun 9 '17 at 20:51
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    Please see Should we allow questions about religious texts? TL; DR: yes, but when asking about literary aspects (whatever that means). There are sites like Christianity, Mi Yodeya, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam that will provide better answers about the theological aspects.
    – Gallifreyan Mod
    Jun 9 '17 at 21:14
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    To answer the question: yes, a question about the bible would be on-topic, go ahead and ask it. I'm looking forward to the question :)
    – user111
    Jun 9 '17 at 23:38
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    Agreed with @Gilles on both counts: we should reopen this question and then close it as a dupe of the existing question about religious texts. But short answer: YES, the Bible is on-topic (although naturally some questions about it wouldn't be). We even have a tag for it and a few questions about it none of which have been closed.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Jun 10 '17 at 11:29

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