Biblical Studies Carnival 115 – September 2015

BloodMoonThis month’s Biblical Studies Carnival was hosted at The Biblical Review by William Brown (@willhartbrown). William says, “I’ve enjoyed the opportunity sift through the many posts pertinent to Biblical Studies. Aside from the specific links I’ve run across, I worked my way through many blogs from James McGrath’s Blogroll and the Complete List of Biblioblogs.”

In other Biblioblog news, Jim West calls September the most boring of months in his Avignonian Carnival. He does include my boring review of a boring book, which is pretty exciting in a boring way. Perhaps Biblio-Bloggers really were convinced the blood moons would bring the end of the world or reveal Donald Trump is the Antichrist.

Jacob Prahlow does a nice job rounding up some “recommended reading” each week. He is hosting a carnival in early 2016, so check out his work.

Brian Small did not do his Hebrews Highlights this month, but he posted a list of recent articles on Hebrews.

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.”

If you are using FlipBoard, I have a Biblical Studies magazine collecting articles of interest to biblical studies. Search for Biblical Studies on your mobile device with the FlipBoard app or use the web-based version in the link.

If you would like to host a Carnival, please contact me. Reading Acts is hosting next month and Jim West in November, but I need a December volunteer (due January 1). Think of it as a chance to spread holiday cheer to the blogging world. After that, Tim Bulkeley has January 2016 and Jacob Prahlow (@prahlowjacob) has February. 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 (, DM on twitter (@plong42) or a comment on this post and I can contact you.

10 thoughts on “Biblical Studies Carnival 115 – September 2015

  1. Thanks for the shout out Phil. Of course, it comes after the first week in over a year that I *haven’t* managed to publish some recommended reading, but I’ll take it.

  2. I didn’t do a Hebrews Highlights because there was only one blog post on Hebrews for the whole month.

    • I thought that might be the case…Maybe you could do a quarterly Highlights? I did appreciate the collection of articles, though. I am teaching a section on Hebrews in the Spring semester so I need to be more aware of what has happened on Hebrews in the last two years.

      • Hebrews has not received much attention in the biblioblogs recently. There have only been a handful of posts over the past several months.

        I try to keep up with the latest news on Hebrews research, but in my current context I do not have easy access to a theological library. I do ask people to keep me informed of new developments and a few have been helpful in that respect.

      • I am teaching Jewish-Christian Literature in the spring, about a third of the class is on Hebrews. I will probably do a few minor-league posts on Hebrews. While I am very interested int he book, I never was able to do any special study of the book in seminary or my PhD program. I therefore enjoy your article round-ups the most!

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