I would like to understand why my question about chronology was considered off-topic.
The close reason given is:
"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."
However, it seems clear that questions about specific hermeneutical approaches are on-topic even if they are not asking about a specific text. As stated in the Help Center:
If your question is about...
interpretation of a specific Bible passage
translation of Biblical texts
historical context (with regards to a particular text)
... then this is the right place to ask. (My emphasis)
Questions that do not arise from a Biblical text are off-topic unless they are about hermeneutical approaches. (My emphasis)
As my question was about a hermeneutical approach, I am wondering why it was deemed off-topic.
Is it because the users disagree that the principle being discussed qualifies as a "hermeneutical approach"?
Is it because the title makes it seem that the question is simply asking for examples of a phenomenon (which was not the intent of the question – the title was edited by someone else)?
Or am I missing something here?