Which tag we should use for Biblical stories?

My initial idea was to use (because of simplicity) tag for myths described in the Bible. However it was changed to instead. In my opinion this tag is not so obvious for new people.

Should we use , , or do you have any other suggestions?

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    Why not use both?
    – yannis
    Commented May 4, 2015 at 13:18
  • Are such questions relevant to Mythology, Christianity, Mi Yodeya, Hermeneutics, or Philosophy? Seriously doubt they are on-topic here. Commented May 16, 2015 at 15:40

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I've seen the tag a few times, and imo that one strikes a better balance between familiarity and accuracy/comprehensiveness.

I'm also under the impression that the gap between Judeo-Christian and Islamic myths is significantly larger than that between Judaist and Christian myths, so we don't really need to put all three under a single tag all the time (maybe only when the question explicitly covers all three?), but I could be wrong about that.

Incidentally, I think it makes sense to have a Bible tag in addition to . You could ask questions about Judeo-Christian myths that aren't in the Bible at all, or are only in the , or only in the "canonical" . And some people will definitely be more knowledgeable about some of those categories than others (eg, what little I know is all from the canonical Bible). I would be skeptical about tags for individual books and characters in the Bible, but the Bible itself seems pretty useful.


I agree with @Ixrec's answer. I'm answering myself to add that the question about whether we should have vs is an entirely different question; it is the question about whether we should have tags for really narrow aspects of particular cultures.

That particular question has already been discussed in two places (I've VTCed the second as a dupe)

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