A question was added today involving the differences between various manuscript traditions of Deuteronomy - MT, LXX, DSS, etc... - and was tagged textual-discrepanices. I've since changed it to textual-criticism, but it made me think that with our current use of textual-discrepanices we are mislabeling a number of issues as textual, when most often they are not. So is this the right name for the category of questions we're trying to label - questions about apparent contradictions?
That was a great retag, by the way. I agree with GoneQuiet: it was hard to understand in it's original form.
I chose textual-discrepancies because:
- It was already being used on one question.
- It's the target tag on Christianity.SE for contradiction.
Based on prior art, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
I agree the term is confusing. I don't want to introduce a contradiction tag since very few of these are real contradictions, but misinterpretations. On the other hand, apparent-contradiction would tip the scales the other way. We don't want to dismiss the questions out of hand.