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Topic scope of Jewish synagogue

This meta question seeks to provide community-driven guidance for the site #synagogue tag. Jewish synagogues affect many SE sites, including History and Judaism. But, there are indeed some Bible-...
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How do I create a new tag - "messiah"

There may be an inactive tag for this already. It showed up as having no questions, and when I tried to enter it, nothing happened. The explanation for creating new tags on the help page says one just ...
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Cuneiform / Akkadian tags?

While BH has considerable depth for hebrew or greek, aramaic has a bit less and there isn't currently an Akkadian tag. I would like to get a sense about what other users think about the potential for ...
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What is a "word study"?

So this site has a word-study tag, but there's been some debate over what it means and how it should be used. This site doesn't have to use the term in exactly the same way that others do, but it's ...
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Why is the Trinity tag required? Are there other required tags we should be aware of?

Why is the Trinity tag required? Earlier this month I was surprised to see a moderator remove what seemed to me to be a more relevant tag for a question and replace it with the Trinity tag. This ...
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Should we also add that the "intertextuality" tag also indicates that a Question posting uses "Scripture interprets Scripture"?

Sorry, if I sound nit-picky when it come to details. For the following "intertextuality" tag's definition. Should we also add that the "intertextuality" tag also indicates that a ...
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Cleanup for low-usage tags

We have a number of tags with very few questions, and a steady stream of new tags coming in. I don't suggest that this is entirely a bad thing, but too many similar tags makes things hard to find. I ...
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Adding tags for five points of Calvinism(TULIP) and for terminology associated with Arminianism doctrine

It's really good that we have a tag called predestination which would take into account the Calvinism doctrine, and furthermore, the term predestination is more descriptive and indicative of what the ...
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Tag synonym - death & death-afterlife

I was attempting to helpfully consolidate the tags "death" and "death-afterlife" and proposed the synonym in the wrong direction--not so helpful of me huh? My bad for the rookie ...
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Difference between 'chronology' and 'time' tags?

I have had this doubt before, but I think now is the right time (pun intended) to ask the question. What criteria should I use to decide between the two tags? Are they mutually exclusive? Is it fine ...
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Why do we need to input the book names in the tags box?

Shouldn't the system be able to scan these book names automatically from the content of the question? For this, all you need is a naive and simple program that scans the question for bible book name ...
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What are the overarching tagging principles we want to apply here?

This site, despite being around for nearly a decade, doesn't seem to actually have a broad, general principle/philosophy to tagging. By this, I mean that there lacks a certain kind of foundation or ...
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Is there a way to reduce misuse of the hermeneutical-approaches tag?

A lot of the questions tagged hermeneutical-approaches, probably a majority, are not actually about hermeneutical approaches. I wonder if this is because it has the synonym "hermeneutic" and because ...
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Tags for biblical books should be consistent and canonical

The list of Tags has very inconsistent names for biblical books. For instance: book-of-hebrews gospel-of-luke john james Similarly, the tags for people are inconsistent. For instance: james-...
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Can someone please add a description to the "Biblical Theology" tag?

Without a description I think the biblical-theology tag will be overused. I'm not even sure it is relevant to this site. Update Personally, I think it is a meaningless term and the tag should be ...
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Burninate rationale tag

I observed a new tag only being used by one user and only on two questions thus far: rationale. I burninated this tag as I believe it is an unnecessary tag. This post is just a record of my actions ...
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Tags and Synonyms for Commandments Proposals?

Which tags, and tag-synonyms, should be used for categorizing questions regarding the examination of, and observance to: Covenant Law, (Adam, Noahide, Abraham, Mosaic, and Messianic) Mosaic Law, (...
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Moderation Request: Tag Synonym for Soteriology and Salvation

Could moderators please move "Soteriology" as a tag-synonym for "Salvation"? Or perhaps, could explanations be given (in tag descriptions) showing how these tags are different and how they should be ...
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Revisiting Historical-Interpretation and Historical-Criticism tags

Could "Meta" propose clarifications regarding the tags: historical-criticism historical-interpretation A couple of great example questions would be very, very, helpful. I am hoping for clear ...
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Can we encourage those posing questions to tag more appropriately with tweaked help text?

When questions are posted, the system demands they have at least one tag. These are typically used responsibly and well. However, in a significant number of cases, they aren't. For example: some ...
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Should the translation-methodology and translation-philosophy tags be synonyms?

We currently have translation-philosophy described as: The philosophical basis that grounds the work of translators. Questions about specific translation problems should instead be tagged hebrew, ...
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Can we get rid of the exegesis tag? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Broken tags, no question preview, and "silent fail"

There are a few bugs I am encountering with this site today: It appears the tagging system is broken, making it very difficult to ask questions, which may explain the low question rate on this site. ...
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Please create a "hermeneutics" tag

I realize that having a "hermeneutics" tag may seem overly generic to some... they might think "well surely we don't want an exegesis tag linked to every exegesis question, so why would we want a ...
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Has anyone else noticed the spelling error in the "source-criticsm" tag?

Who can fix it? It says "source-criticsm" but should say "source-criticism"
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Let's save our tags!

It's been too long since I last proposed a challenge! In the past year, we've covered lots of ground, but there are still some books that we've only asked one question of. Since these tags will ...
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What tag should I use for ambiguity resolution?

I've asked a few questions like this most recent one, in which the weight of the question has to do with resolving an ambiguity. In the example linked, Paul talks about grace, salvation, and faith, ...
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Capitalization in tags: possible?

Can we please please have capitalization in tags? Is that possible? I would really like to see names capitalized in tags. I am guessing that it is default lowercase as that is what Stack Overflow does ...
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Should we prefer the contradiction tag?

I suggested this tag synonym relationship: contradiction => textual-discrepancies But it sounds like the other way around would be better. Vote up if you want to reverse the synonym relationship to:...
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Is textual-discrepancies the right name for that tag?

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 ...
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What is our tagging philosophy?

Jeff Atwood says, "It is my strong belief that the tags page is an essential map of what your community is, and is not, about." Many sites have a primary set of tags that categorize questions. On ...
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Phrasing of tag excerpts?

Can we drop the "Questions about" phraseology from the tag descriptions? Right now we have a mix of simple statements describing of the tag topic and more verbose descriptions that start out with "...
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Should most questions be tagged with the book they are asking about?

For example should What is the Hermeneutical significance of the lack of direct mention of God in Esther? be tagged esther rather than (or in addition to) old-testament
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Something strange with the john tag wiki

The page about john reads: The Fourth Gospel, which is generally held to be written by John the son of Zebedee. This is the description I submitted. But on the page where you can see all the tags,...
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Why are we fragmenting between 'tanakh' and 'old testament'?

I see no difference between tanakh and old-testament, except that the referrer is Christian or Jewish. It seems to be just a wordplay, like calling God, Yeshua instead of God or Lord. Do we really ...
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What should our tag wikis say, and does anybody want to help write them?

Looking at the first page of our tags, I see that there are a lot of unexplained tags. That's probably ok for some, such as jesus, but for others (sensus-plenior and history, for instance) that's not ...
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Ban John and church tags

To clear up confusion over at Christianity SE, we banned the John and church tags (see links for reasons). For the same reasons, I suggest banning them here as well.
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Merge "exegisis" tag into "exegesis"?

When posting this morning, I noticed that we've got an active "exegesis" tag, but there's also a tag for "exegisis" which appears to be an altered spelling of it. (There are some Google hits for that ...
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Let's remember Peace

Last week, I proposed a challenge to ask more tanakh questions. And I thought I'd make another challenge this week. Friday, November 11 at 11am marks the 93rd anniversary of the Armistice between ...
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Should we rename the hermeneutical-approaches tag?

I don't much like the hermeneutical-approaches tag. For one thing, it's too long. I would like to change it to hermeneutics. But that could be confusing since a naive user might wonder why all ...
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Tagging exegetical questions

There are a number of tags out there related to exegesis: 'exegesis', 'meaning', 'understanding', 'interpretation'. It's not clear to me from the names how these tags differ. It seems likely that 1/3 ...
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Tag Names for Enumerated Books

I noticed that we have tags for 1-john and 1st-corinthians. Is there a standard convention we should adopt for consistency's sake? I actually like the names of both those tags based solely on ...
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