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Why do we need to input the book names in the tags box?

This feature exists; it's called Suggested Tags but the algorithm isn't deemed effective enough for a smaller Stack Exchange site like Biblical Hermeneutics: The training corpus should be at least ...
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Adding tags for five points of Calvinism(TULIP) and for terminology associated with Arminianism doctrine

Personally, I'd be cautious against creating too many theological tags, as this is a Hermeneutics Stack Exchange, rather than Theology, and though the two are intertwined, the focus of this site ...
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Revisiting Historical-Interpretation and Historical-Criticism tags

I created the historical-interpretation tag back in the day when there was still discussion as to whether you could ask "What does this passage mean?" So an alternative approach was "...
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Can we encourage those posing questions to tag more appropriately with tweaked help text?

We can help you out with this, though not quite in the way Susan requested in her earlier answer. Sorry about that... we probably weren't as clear as we could have been when we talked to you about ...
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Can we encourage those posing questions to tag more appropriately with tweaked help text?

If we put together a short bullet list to replace or augment the existing text, this apparently can be done. Below is a proposed bullet-list that is minimally altered based on the request above; ...
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Can someone please add a description to the "Biblical Theology" tag?

I suggested this wiki excerpt before, but it was rejected for reasons I don't really understand: Biblical Theology is an approach to theology which emphasises the progressive nature of Biblical ...
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Tags for biblical books should be consistent and canonical

Thanks for suggesting this. book-of-hebrews is just a synonym for hebrews, and likewise gospel-of-luke for luke — try clicking on the tags in my answer to see what I mean. I don't think there is a ...
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Should we also add that the "intertextuality" tag also indicates that a Question posting uses "Scripture interprets Scripture"?

Intertextuality as you have observed is a secular principle, which could be applied to a wide range of texts and settings. It is basically a way of explicitly describing that there is an expected ...
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Difference between 'chronology' and 'time' tags?

On examination, nobody had ever created guidance for either tag, so I understand the confusion here. Often we have near-duplicate tags which are created like this, which just need cleaned up when we ...
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Why do we need to input the book names in the tags box?

This is not a good idea for this case. It's quite common to mention a Biblical book that is not actually the focus or core of the question. A dumb scan for book names would clutter the tag in a way ...
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Tags and Synonyms for Commandments Proposals?

Tags should roughly correspond to areas of expertise that one might specialize in. By your own argument, a nt-commandments tag would be contrary to that principle: Isn't observance to these ...
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Tags for biblical books should be consistent and canonical

[...] it would be good to pre-define any missing books or significant people. Jack already argued against needing these, but allow me to be more specific on this point. We cannot pre-define tags. ...
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What are the overarching tagging principles we want to apply here?

One user described the tagging process like this: "I'd summarise it as: 1) tag the book of the Bible 2) tag a translation if that's relevant, or greek/hebrew 3) tag an approach to interpretation (...
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Is there a way to reduce misuse of the hermeneutical-approaches tag?

The tag for hermeneutical-approaches says: For questions concerning the implementation or comparison of approaches to hermeneutics Having "hermeneutic", which closely matches the name of the ...
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Moderation Request: Tag Synonym for Soteriology and Salvation

Tags should always use the "industry standard" technical terms. In this case soteriology would be the best candidate for the tag. Anything else that people frequently tend to come up with should be ...
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