Biblical Studies Carnival 203 for January 2023

Heather Theissen posted the 203rd Biblical Studies Carnival at Matters of Interpretation. Other than the most terrifying carnival pictures ever, Heather’s carnival is fantastic. In addition to the usual categories, she included “Text Criticism, History of Reception,” “Archeology – Antiquities – History” and “Popular Culture.” If you scroll all the way to the bottom, she explains the carnival pictures as “Busó Festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom.” Think of it as the Groundhog’s Day in Hungary. Biblical Studies Carnivals are always educational.

Biblical Studies Carnival 203

Next time someone says academic blogging is dead, point them to Heather’s Biblical Studies Carnival. Make sure you put Heather’s blog on your regular reading list.

In case you missed it, I was interviewed about 1 Enoch on the podcast Talk Junkies. Go watch the interview and then by my book, The Book of 1 Enoch for Beginners. it’s cheap and available on Amazon or wherever books are sold (maybe). Here is a post summarizing the podcast.

Here is what is happening with future carnivals: Ben the  Amateur Exegete (@amateurexegete) hosts in February 2023 (Due March 1). So now is the time for you to volunteer to host a carnival in 2023. If you have questions, contact me at and I’ll answer as best I can. Veterans or rookies, we need people to host. Volunteer early and get your preferred month.



One thought on “Biblical Studies Carnival 203 for January 2023

  1. Thank you for the kind words. Here’s hoping the Busos aka masks of doom will chase away all fears, thereby encouraging many additional volunteers.

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