Bob MacDonald posted the 180th edition of the Biblical Studies Carnival at his blog, Dust. Bob is into numbers, so he opens with a meditation on the number 180: “An abundant number, practical, the sum of two squares, the sum of eight consecutive primes, the years of the days of יִצְחָ֑ק. Half-way round.” It is also the direction of repentance and Isaac’s age when he died, although I am not sure how relevant that is to the carnival. And a fine carnival it is. Bob has gathered the best and brightest from February 2021 into several categories, including (sadly) “In Memoriam.” To keep up with Bob’s research, follow him on twitter @drmacdonald.
Just a bit of self-serving Reading Acts news. I couple of people contacted me this month to ask if I was “okay.” I have gone three weeks without posting anything, so they wondered if I was dead or something. Not really dead, but felt like I was buried. Several “real life” projects piled up on top of each other so that I got out of my daily writing habits. But fret not, I will return to the Matthew series I started before the holidays and I have some work I have been doing on the later chapters of Acts. I have quite a few book reviews to post as well. Meanwhile I have done some behind the scenes work on the blog , indexing and SEO type things. The payoff of that work is that February 2021 nearly tied my highest per day visitor rate ever, nearly double where I was at a year ago. This despite the lowest number of posts since I started blogging.
- 181 March 2021 (Due April 1) – Amateur Exegete, @amateurexegete
- 182 April 2021 (Due May 1) – Ruben Rus, Ayuda Ministerial/Resources for Ministry, @rubenderus
- 183 May 2021 (Due June 1) – Bobby Howell, The Library Musings @SirRobertHowell
- 184 June 2021 (Due July 1) – Brent Niedergall, @BrentNiedergall
- 185 July 2021 (Dune August 1) – Kenson Gonzalez Viviendo para Su Gloria @KensonGonzalez
if you want to be a part of the BiblioBlog world (or Carnival cult, whatever), contact me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or DM on twitter (plong42) to discuss hosting a carnival in 2021. I would love to see some veteran bloggers step up and cover a month in 2021. If you are a new BiblioBlogger, this is a good way to get your blog’s name “out there.”
Check out the Biblical Studies Carnival Master List at the top of this page to visit past carnivals.