Do we really want tags to denote the perspective of the question asker, and not the content itself?
old-testament is widely used and understood, we should make tanakh a synonym. Any offence is based on a misunderstanding that could be corrected: the term 'old' is not intended to convey the impression of 'defunct' or 'superseded', rather of 'primacy' in terms of the timeline of revelation (for example Christians believe the 'gospel' began with Abraham in Genesis 12).
See my other answer for my personal opinion, but here is a second opinion I could live with, which I post separately so that it can be voted separately.
This was implemented per votes and discussion here and in chat.
I agree with Lance that both these tags are abused. A quick review of the tags reveals that in most cases nothing is lost by removing them. I propose that we:
- make both synonyms of hebrew-texts
- remove the tags from every question that isn't specifically about the body of work itself (rather than some aspect of it's contents)
- make new-testament a synonym of greek-texts
- remove the tag from almost every one of the 28 questions its currently applied to
Both tags would remain a rarely-used but useful pointers to the question matter rather than being labels that don't make our content more searchable and so are effectively just 'noise'
The bottom line is that either tanakh or old-testament should only be used when referencing an issue that deals with the whole, large part, or at least more than just one book of the Old Testament. It's a real abuse to stick the tag on every single question that references a book of the old testament.
And for the record, Old Testament is what's it's called, it's not a bad word.
I'm personally okay with the fragmenting as there is fragmenting in the real world of biblical studies. Trying to lay down any rule is bound to make some people unhappy, whatever rule we lay down. I'd just as well let anyone tag their own questions as they'd prefer, just as Wikipedia retains US English vs UK English on a article by article basis.