Brent Niedergall (@BrentNiedergall) hosted the Biblical Studies Carnival 186 for August 2021. Brent has a great collection links to blog posts in August (a very slow month for academic blogging), and has included a “Tweet of the Month” for several categories. The Carnival includes a few Book Reviews and Podcasts as well. Podcasts are not really my world, but it seems to me there are some good one out there and they should be included in future carnivals if the host wants to include them. It might be fun to do an “all postcast” Carnival.
As Brent says, What’s a carnival without a game? So Brent added a book giveaway: subscribe to his blog between now and September 30th and you be entered into a drawing for one special edition full-color copy The Tale of Peter Rabbit in Koine Greek (Gorgias Press, 2021). Brent is the co-author of this book, so you know it is good. What is the point of reading Peter Rabbit in Kine Greek? According to the Gorgias website, the story only uses vocabulary found in the Greek New Testament and Septuagint (including the Apocrypha), so by reading this familiar story, you are developing vocabulary for reading the Septuagint. The book is illustrated with Potter’s original drawings (that’s Beatrix, not Harry).
Here is a lat edit, William Ross posted a summer Septuagint roundup at Septuaginta&C. Good to see William posting again.
Ben the Amateur Exegete is hosting September’s Biblical Studies carnival, so follow him on Twitter (@amateurexegete) and suggest a few posts you think are carnival worthy.
If you would like to host an upcoming Carnival, contact me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or DM on twitter (plong42) to discuss hosting a carnival in final months of 2021. If you are a new BiblioBlogger, this is a good way to get your blog some recognition. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about hosting.
Check out the Biblical Studies Carnival Master List at the top of this page to visit past carnivals.