So even though we just finished a round of changing the "off-topic" close reasons, taking the general content of those and rewording similar to the example form given on Code Review seems to be a worthwhile move forward.
Here are the close reasons as of the posting of this question for reference:
- Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as hermeneutical methods cannot be applied when no text is referenced.
- Questions including a biblical text but that are not seeking an answer about ① the history of that biblical text itself or ② the meaning of that biblical text either in context or through a process of arriving at a particular interpretation of it are off-topic.
- Questions searching for a text are off-topic. For more information, see this meta post.
- This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network
- Other (add a comment explaining what is wrong)
The goal here is found in quoting from the Code Review post, by
developing a better way of communicating the things that a well-meaning user might think are on topic, but probably aren't.