Brian Davidson posted the October Carnival at his blog, LXXI. He starts with a nice collection of links for people attending SBL, including a notice that the “Evangelical Textual Criticism dinner will take place on Sunday night at the Hard Rock Café in the Beatles’ Library.” I honestly never thought I would read Evangelical, Textual Criticism and the Beatles in the same sentence. This is an excellent carnival, head over there and click away.
In other carnival / blogging news, Jim West a “Minimalist Edition” carnival at Zwinglius Redivivus. Abram K-J has a nice set of Septuagint related links in his third Septuagint Studies Soiree at Words on the Word. Brian Small contributes his monthly Hebrews carnival at Polumeros kai Polutropos. Peter Kirby posted a top fifty Biblioblogs by traffic, although he did not include any of the Patheos blogs. A bit later Peter posted a Top 225 Bibliblogs sorted by linkage. Church Relevance published the top 250 Ministry Blogs in September with similar data. One benefit of the Church Relevance list is that it includes clickable Twitter handles for the blog.
Mitch Chase over at Soli Deo Gloria will be hosting the November Carnival. November is usually a great month for the BiblioBlogs since everyone is going to the national meetings, offering summaries of their papers or snarking about the papers they are attending. If you reading a paper at one of the national meetings in November and post a summary, send a link to Mitch.
I already am looking for volunteers for the 2014 Carnival Season. I have December 2013 and January 2014 covered, but the rest of the year is wide open. Email me and pick your month! Carnivals are a great way to attract attention to your site if you are new blogger, but more importantly it gives you a chance to highlight the best and the brightest in the world of bibliblogs. If you would like to host a Carnival in 2014, send me an email (plong42 at gmail dot com), or a comment on this post and I can contact you.