This problem was predicted in the early days of the site and dealt with a few years ago but has come up again. There are only 30 questions now tagged exegesis, an apparently random bunch among the many exegesis questions here. The inconsistency irritates me. All of the 30 (except one that was migrated to meta) are also tagged with either a specific book, hermeneutical-approaches, or one hebrew-bible.
After some discussion in chat, I am planning to strip them all if there are no objections. If this becomes a (re-)recurrent problem, we could ask for blacklisting. If people feel strongly that me bumping them all with tag edits is too disruptive, we could ask for re-burnination.
I have also thought to revise the tag wiki to hopefully prevent its resurrection:
Please do not use this tag.
- If your question is about techniques of exegesis, use hermeneutical-approaches.
- If your question is requesting help with exegesis of a particular passage, tag it with the appropriate book.
I'm not sure if there's precedent for doing that sort of wiki, but I'm not sure what else we can do short of blacklisting.
Please voice objections/concerns/improvements to this plan.