We are deep in the dog days of summer, but August Biblical Studies Carnival is a breath of fresh air. Bob MacDonald has done a remarkable job collecting the best of the BiblioBlogs this month at at his blog Dust. Click all the links, support the scholars who do good work and share it on their blogs each month. Bob has also included a short introduction of the author for his links. Airton José da Silva, the only person who remembers all the Carnivals ever, points out this is Biblioblog Carnival 114, which is נז*ב = קיד (that is 57 * 2= 114), which might be a Gematria sign of the apocalypse or something. Be sure to thank Bob for is great work this month.
In other Biblioblog news, Jim West has dedicated his Avignonian Carnival to the “kinder and gentler side of academic biblical studies.” So if you shared your feelings this month, Jim has a place for you. In fact, Jim says he is in “need comfort and a hug. Will someone hug me?” It may be time for an intervention, although Jim may be using meditation exercises to clear his mind for SBL/AAR.
Remember Peter Kirby’s Christian Origins is aggregating biblioblogs and providing a nice digest of links for the week categorized into “Top 20 Biblical Commentary Posts,” “Top 15 Biblical Criticism Posts” and “Radical Criticism Posts.”
Next month the Biblical Studies Carnival will be hosted at The Biblical Review by William Brown (@willhartbrown). William earned a BA in Biblical Literature from Northwest University he is interested in comparative studies of ancient Near Eastern and biblical literature, Leviticus, contextualization of the Hebrew bible. Check out his blog and forward him a few links you think might be Carnival Worthy.
If you would like to host a Carnival, please contact me. I have several spots open in the next few months and need volunteers! 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. Contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), DM on twitter (@plong42) or a comment on this post and I can contact you.