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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 around 20k questions. (source; @balpha is a former Stack Overflow developer) There are currently 8.5k questions on the main site, so that's way below the ...


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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 should always be the text itself and the authorial intent. This may cause confusion for new users coming onto the site as they grow to understand the scope and focus ...


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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 "What did this passage mean to Group X?" Questions might be like: How was Psalm 110 understood in the intertestamental period? How did readers in the ...


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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 this before. The content you're requesting looks fine, the issue is a system limitation our end. Basically, we can make changes to the "How To Tag" ...


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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; please comment or edit to improve this. Current: How To Tag A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. ...


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I appreciate the thought you've put into taxonomy and even if we disagree on this case I believe it is helping to improve the site. My main concern is that this tag would quickly turn into a meta tag. Of course there would be a way to use it that wasn't too meta-y, but we would constantly be ripping it out of places in didn't belong. As for the one example ...


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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 revelation, with later texts building on earlier ones and revealing more of God and his works We also discussed it a little in chat. This Zondervan article is ...


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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 problem there. With that out of the way, james-apostle doesn't look inconsistent (though maybe apostle-james would be better). There is nothing in the tagging ...


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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 find them. Honestly I can't really see any difference between them, so I've merged them both into 'Chronology', and added a new Synonym so that if anybody tries ...


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[...] 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. Tags may only be created in the context of adding them to existing questions. And as pointed out, there has to be at least two questions with the tag for the tag ...


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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 commandments THE primary reason for hermeneutics in the first place? If the observance of NT instruction is this fundamental to all hermeneutics, it isn't a ...


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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 that makes them nearly useless as a taxonomy. If you want every question that mentions a book, you can search for it instead.


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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 (source/textual-criticism/historical/etc) 4) add anything else you think is relevant and that might help you find other related questions". This is a ...


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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 entire site, is perhaps not a good idea. "hermeneutic" applies to every question on the site, so when trying to think of a tag for one's question, regardless of ...


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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 synonyms of the technical term. I have gone ahead and merged salvation into soteriology. For future reference, you or anyone else that wants to suggest synonyms ...


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