I have a question about my History Stack Exchange post: Where were the ancient Israelites before they came to Israel (if they were new inhabitants at all)?
I am confused what is happening here. I have asked a question where the ancient Israelites came from, letting open whether they came from Israel or elsewhere, and I have added many aspects from the Bible as a not reliable, but historically interesting source. And it was closed. Since it was just migrated from Politics to History, and since it had taken the close-votes with it, one vote on History has closed the question.
I had just edited the question with a lot of effort. I followed the advice to add my preliminary research. I do not see why this question is not right at history. When I had taken out the Bible analysis at first, comments were that I should add more research. Now I did this with Bible quotes and asked the question how I could get more reliable sources than just the Bible. And the question was closed without any explanation.
On Politics, the reason of closing was:
The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific idea, theory, cause, group or person. It does not appear to be a good-faith effort to learn more about history
On History, there is no reason. And I assume that a third person who thought that 2 downvotes are much enough, just voted the third, herd effect, and not knowing that this question was so long because I had been asked to add my preliminary research.
- What should I do to get this question re-opened?
- Does a question about "where a people may come from originally" fit to History Stack Exchange?
You may answer both or just one of them. Thank you.