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I was thinking this question What part did the Psalms play in Jewish worship? could use a better tag than since it's not really about him, but just the times he lived in. It's not early Church because it's pre-pentecost. Is there a good name for this period of human history?

  • I think the question is off-topic, so I'm not sure we need a tag for it. And "history" is still valid. – curiousdannii Nov 5 at 2:54
  • The four centuries between Malachi and John the Baptist is of interest historically but scripture does not comment on that period so I do not see how it could be the focus of questions about Christianity. – Nigel J Nov 8 at 9:30
  • @nigel All those Maccabees books were written in that period YBMV – Peter Turner Nov 8 at 14:57
  • I am only familiar with the canon of the 66 books, so perhaps a tag is needed if there are other books in which people would want to take an interest. And 'YBMV' is also unfamiliar. – Nigel J Nov 8 at 15:10
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    Your Bible May Vary, 1 and 2 Maccabees are canonical for most Christians and 3 and 4 Maccabees are canonical for a large handful. I think Wisdom was written during that period too. The period in Judaism, might be called Maccabaen, not sure. – Peter Turner Nov 8 at 15:33
  • If we are asking about culture, then the time of John the Baptist overlapped with the time of Jesus' ministry, and there would have been no difference culturally at all. If such a tag is necessary I would suggest "new-testament-times" (and corresponding "old-testament-times", though the latter covers a ridiculous amount of cultural time). – DJClayworth Nov 21 at 17:21

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