Events in the Bible, the wider cultural background of those events, and the biblical text itself, all have a historical dimension.
Questions with this tag may be interested in either the history of events narrated within the Bible or of Bible times generally, or about the history of the biblical text itself.
Examples of questions about biblical history include:
- What are the similarities and differences between the Genesis creation account and other creation stories of the time?
- Was “Τετέλεσται” actually stamped on paid bills and debt certificates in the first century?
An example of an interest in textual history:
Questions tagged with this should be seeking extra-biblical historical sources for the purpose of understanding something within a primary or secondary text.