No fooling, N. T. Wrong has risen from the dead to host the March 2016 Biblical Studies Carnival CXII. For those who are new to the BiblioBlog world, N. T. Wrong disappeared after hosting the Biblical Studies Carnival XXXVII in
February 2009. His carnival is a throwback to the good old days, so head over there and see what he has collected. (Or she, no one really knows N. T. Wrong’s proper pronoun.)
Jim West once opined “He or she is clearly a well-informed, gifted, and tremendously witty scholar who, unfortunately, is no longer active as a blogger. The choice of pseudonym sets the stage for what Wrong will attempt: the undermining of much of biblical scholarship by means of methods best described as shock and awe” (“Blogging The Bible: A Short History,” Bulletin For The Study Of Religion 39.3 (2010): 2-6).
There is another important reason to visit his carnival. The Good Bishop has “fixed a glitch on the RBL site which made it hard to open the reviews.” Head over to his Carnival for links to all the reviews for this month. My guess is N. T. Wrong will need to take refuge in the Uruguayan Embassy to avoid the wrath of the SBL central committee, so it will be another seven years before he hosts another carnival.
Jim West’s Alt-Carnival is dedicated to the Hebrew Bible this month, because “Old Testament Stuff That is The Most Interesting Sort of Thing Because The Old Testament Was the Bible of the Early Church.” There is more to the list than just OT, so even people who rightly divide the Word can find something of interest. Jim has a link to an article on the “History of Biblioblogging” published in 2010, so if you have £17.50 to get past the Restricted Access pay wall, you can enjoy Jim’s article. It is available via ATLA database for those of use who enjoy the good life of Academia.
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The next few carnivals will be hosted by:
- April 2016 (May 1) – Jeff Carter at That Jeff Carter Was Here, @thatjeffcarter
- May 2016 (June 1) – Brian Renshaw, @renshaw330
- June 2016 (July 1) – Kris Lyle at Old School Script, @KristopherLyle
I have included a link to the site hosting as well as a twitter account so you can nominate posts during the month by sending them directly to the host. If you do not have a twitter account, contact the host via their blog.
As always I am looking for volunteers for the rest of the year (after July). 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. Please email me (plong42 at gmail.com) or direct message on Twitter (@plong42). You can also leave a comment here with your contact info and I will get back to you.