Do we want separate tags for ancient (biblical) Israel and modern Israel?

It would seem to me that people are fairly likely to be interested in questions about one but not the other.

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I don't see the point in having two different Israel tags here.

  1. If we did that we would probably need a whole series of tags determining the meaning of Israel in context (Israel the people, Israel the state, Israel of the NT, Israel ancient, Israel modern etc etc etc).

  2. Context should dictate pretty clearly which Israel you are talking about.

  • Any particular reason? Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:38
  • I'll expand. Terseness for effect here :P.
    – wax eagle
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:42
  • Tags are largely there for following. Two tags would allow someone to watch for questions about modern Israel while not getting flooded with questions about Ancient Israel. Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:45
  • And I guess I asked for a one word answer... Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:46
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    @DJClayworth I'm really trying to think of a case where this is useful and I'm having trouble seeing a question about modern Israel that's on topic.
    – wax eagle
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:49
  • Of the seven currently with the tag, two are about Modern Israel. Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:51
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    @DJClayworth: I see three. ;-) But I wonder if most of the questions about Modern Israel will be about the extent that it inherits the promises made to the Biblical Israel. In other words, the questioner has the same group in mind or the question is whether both are the same. Perhaps having an ancient tag and modern tag would clear things up? Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 18:30

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