Lindsay Kennedy at My Digital Seminary posted the Biblical Studies Carnival for July. Lindsay was a bit concerned his carnival was “a little more sparse than I would have liked,: but July is a slower time for academic bloggers. Nevertheless, he does a great job finding quite a few excellent academic posts this month. He begins with an update on Larry Hurtado, including a heartfelt tribute to Hurtado by Nick Norelli. He has a link to some discussion of the supposed first-century Mark fragment, a dumpster fire which continues to burn hot this summer. There are good sections for book reviews and podcasts as well.
Since I took over as the “keeper of the list” of Biblical Studies Carnivals in August 2012, I have tried to encourage new bloggers to host carnivals. I have tried to draw in more women as hosts, although that has not always been successful. If you are a new blogger, a graduate student or established scholar who is actively blogging, I would love to have you host a future carnival. Contact me if you are interested or have questions. Seriously….PLEASE email me (plong42 at gmail.com) or direct message on Twitter (@plong42) to volunteer. You can also leave a comment here with your contact info and I will get back to you.
- August 2016 (Due Sept 1) – Amateur Exegete, @amateurexegete
September 2019 (Due October 1) – Phillip Long, Reading Acts @plong42
October 2019 (Due November 1) – Gary Greenberg, Bible, Myth, and History
As you can see there are some gaps in the schedule and there is no one for the rest of the year after (November and December open) and I would like to start getting hosts for 2020. Hosting the carnival is a great way to draw attention to your work and to quote Jim West, “It’s Fun.” So consider hosting in the near future.
You can also review older carnivals by browsing this tag. Follow me on twitter (@plong42) if you are into that sort of thing. I have a Biblical Studies magazine on FlipBoard, an essential app for your iOS device. I use it on my iPad for news and other special interests (including biblioblogs).