Biblical Studies Carnival Master List

Prior to 2005, there were Christian Carnivals, although I do not know when that ended. (See evidence for their existence here and here). Can anyone can fill me in on the oral history of the Christian Carnival?

Prior to 2012, Jim Linville kept the list of Biblical Studies Carnivals. When Jim retired from this role in August 2012, I volunteered to be the “keeper of the carnival list.” This means I try to draft people into volunteering to host the Biblical Studies Carnival.

Several people have lamented the dearth of scholarly blogs on biblical and theological topics. Some scholars have abandoned blogging or moved on to other projects. Others migrated to podcasting or other platforms.

I have three suggestions:

First, it has been two years since the Biblioblog Top 50 has been updated. Determining what a “top bibliblog” was always a controversial dark art. It might be easier to find criteria for analyzing the words of Jesus than for determining a “Top 50” list. Nevertheless, if anyone wants to take a shot at it, I would love to see an updated Top 50.

Second, the Complete List of Biblioblogs is woefully out of date. Is there anyone who has some technical skills and the interest to work with this master list? Perhaps a website with a form for new submissions?

Third, I think there is a place for a Memorial section. Several bloggers have passed away and there is little way to let the community know.

A word about numbering. These are the official numbers even if they do not match what a host says for 2018-2019. At some point in 2018 there was some confusion about who was scheduled to host the carnival, resulting a mix-up in the numbering of the carnivals. This was entirely my fault, I failed to update my schedule properly and double booked for April 2019. Bob MacDonald was able to sort all this out and these are the official numbers. Confused? Think of it like the difference in chapters between the Masoretic text of Jeremiah and the Septuagint.  No one really understands that either.

Biblical Studies Carnival Master List

175 Brent Niedergall – September 2020
174 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – August 2020
173 Bob MacDonald,  Dust – July 2020
172 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – June 2020
171 Bobby Howell, The Library Musings, May 2020
170 Peter Goeman, Peter Goeman, April 2020
169 Brent Niedergall – March 2020
168 Bob MacDonald, Dust  – February 2020
167 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – January 2020
166 Alex Finkelson,  Scribes of the Kingdom, December 2019
165 Derek DeMars, Theology Pathfinder –  November 2019
164 Gary Greenberg, Bible, Myth, and History  – October 2019
163 Phillip Long, Reading Acts – September 2019
162 Amateur Exegete,  August 2019
161 Lindsay Kennedy, My Digital Seminary – July 2019
160 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – June 2019
159 Dr. Claude Mariottini – May 2019
158 Dr. Claude Mariottini – April 2019 and Christopher Scott
157 Spencer Robinson, Spoiled Milks – March 2019
156 Bob MacDonald, Dust – February 2019
155 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – January 2019
154 Christopher L. Scott – December 2018
153 Bob MacDonald, Dust – November 2018
152 Jacob Prahlow, Pursuing Veritas – October 2018
151 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – September 2018
150 Kevin Turner, Monday Morning Theologian August 2018
149 Karen R. Keen – July 2018
148 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – June 2018
147 Tim Bulkeley, 5 Minute Bible – May 2018
146 Rubén de Rus, Ayuda Ministerial – April 2018
145 Jim West, Zwingius Redivivus – March 2018
144 Jacob Prahlow, Pursuing Veritas – February 2018
143 Bob MacDonald, Dust – January 2018
142 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – December 2017.
141 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – November 2017
140 Doug Chaplin, Musings of a Christian Humanist – October 2017
139 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – September 2017
138 Jason Gardner, eis doxan – August 2017
137 Rubén de Rus, Ayuda Ministerial – July 2017
136 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – June 2017
135 Jeff Carter, thatjeffcarterwashere – May 2017
134 Joshua Kovacs, Theologians Inc – April 2017
133 Jonathan Robinson, ξἐνος  – March 2017
132 Jacob Prahlow, Pursuing Veritas – February 2017
131 Cassandra Farrin, Westar Institute – January 2017
130 Jennifer Guo – December 2016
129 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – November 2016
128 Bob MacDonald – October 2016
127 Randy McCracken, Bible Study with Randy – September 2016
126 Kevin Turner, Monday Morning Theologian – August 2016
125 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – July 2016
124 Chris Lyle, Old School Script – June 2016
123 Brian Renshaw – May 2016
122 Jeff Carter, thatjeffcarterwashere – April 2016
121 Bishop Wrong, N.T. Wrong – March 2016
120 Jacob Prahlow, Pursuing Veritas – February 2016
119 Tim Bulkeley, Sansblogue – January 2016
118 Jennifer Guo – December 2015
117 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – November 2015
116 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – October 2015
115 William Hart Brown – September 2015
114 Bob McDonald, Dust – August 2015
113 Lindsay Kennedy, My Digital Seminary – July 2015
112 William A. Ross  – June 2015
111 Claude Mariottini – May 2015
110 Jeff Carter, That Jeff Carter Was Here – April 2015
109  Jacob Prahlow, Pursuing Veritas – March 2015
108 Jennifer Guo – February 2015
107 Darrell J. Pursiful, Dr. Platypus – January 2015
106 Daniel N. Gullotta – December 2014
105 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – November 2014
104 Brian Renshaw – October 2014
103 Mike Skinner, Cataclysmic – September 2014
102 Rob Bradshaw, Biblical Studies Blog – August 2014
101 Jonathan Homrighausen, Linguae Antiquitatum – July 2014
100 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – June 2014
99 Jeff Carter, That Jeff Carter Was Here – May 2014
98 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – April 2014
97 Bob McDonald, Dust – March 2014
96 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – February 2014
95 Brian Renshaw, NT Exegesis – January 2014
94 Jessica Parks, Cataclysmic – December 2013
93 Mitch Chase, Soli Deo Gloria – November 2013
92 Brian W. Davidson, LXXI – October 2013
91 Chad Chambers, Cataclysmic – September 2013
90 Brian LePort, Near Emmaus – August 2013
89 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – July 2013
88 Andrew King, The Blog of the Twelve – June 2013
87 Jeff Carter, That Jeff Carter Was Here – May 2013
86 Jacob Cerone, ἐνθύμησις – April 2013
85 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – March 2013
84 Drewe Zenki, Delving into the Scriptures – February 2013
83 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – January 2013
82 Abram K-J, Words on the Word – December 2012
81 Bob McDonald, Dust – November 2012
80 J. K. Gayle, BLT – October 2012
79 Tim Bulkeley, Sansblogue – September 2012
78 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – August 2012
77 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – July 2012
76 Mike Kok, Euangelion Kata Markon – June 2012
75 Rodney A. Thomas, Political Jesus – May 2012
74 Jonathan Robinson, ξἐνος – April 2012
73 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – March 2012
72 Duane Smith, Abnormal Interests – February 2012
71 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – January 2012
70 Jim Linville, Dr Jim’s Thinking Shop – December 2011
69 Deane Galbraith, Remnant of Giants – November 2011
68 Tom Verenna – October 2011
67 Scott Bailey, Scotteriology – September 2011
66 James McGrath, Exploring Our Matrix – August 2011 Part 1    Part 2
65 Daniel O. McClellan – July 2011
64 Christian Brady, Targuman – June 2011
63 Joel Watts, Unsettled Christianity  – May 2011
62 Jim Linville, Dr Jim’s Thinking Shop – April 2011
61 Darrell Pursiful, Dr. Platypus – March 2011
60 Matthew Crowe, A Fistful of Farthings – February 2011
59 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – January 2011
58 Joseph Kelly, כל־האדם – December 2010
57 Deane Galbraith, Religion Bulletin – November 2010
56 Jonathan Robinson, Xenos | ξἐνος – October 2010
55 Stephen Demmler, You Can’t Mean That! – September 2010
54 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – August 2010
53 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – July 2010
52 Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus – March 2010
51 G. Brooke Lester, Anumma – February 2010
50 Duane Smith, Abnormal Interests – January 2010
49 Tyler Williams, Codex – December 2009
48 Doug Chaplin, clayboy – November 2009
47 Kevin Scull, Paul of Tarsus – October 2009
46 Daniel & Tonya, Hebrew and Greek Reader – September 2009
45 Michael Kok, The Golden Rule – August 2009
44 Jim West, Dr. Jim West – July 2009
43 Pat McCullough, kata ta biblia – June 2009
42 Jim Getz, Ketuvim – May 2009
41 James McGrath, Exploring Our Matrix – April 2009
40 James Gregory, James Gregory’s Blog – March 2009
39 Darrell Pursiful, Dr. Platypus – February 2009
38 Judy Redman, Judy’s Research Blog – January 2009
37 Bishop Wrong, N.T. Wrong – December 2008
36 Jim West, Dr. Jim West – November 2008
35 Duane Smith, Abnormal Interests – October 2008
34 Doug Chaplin, MetaCatholic – September 2008
33 T. Michael W. Halcomb, pisteuomen | πιστευομεν – August 2008
32 John Hobbins, Ancient Hebrew Poetry – July 2008
31 James R. Getz, Ketuvim – June 2008
30 Tyler F. Williams, Codex: Biblical Studies Blogspot – May 2008
29 Jim West, Dr. Jim West – April 2008
28 Chris Weimer, Thoughts on Antiquity – March 2008
27 Kevin Wilson, Blue Cord – February 2008
26 Kevin Edgecomb, Biblicalia – January 2008
25 Christian Brady, Targuman – December 2007
24 Doug Chaplin, MetaCatholic – November 2007
23 John Hobbins, Ancient Hebrew Poetry – October 2007
22 Tim Bulkeley, Sansblogue – September 2007
21 Duane Smith, Abnormal Interests – August 2007
20 Claude Mariottini, Dr. Claude Mariottini – Professor of Old Testament – July 2007
19 Stephen L. Cook, Biblische Ausbildung – June 2007
18 Danny Zacharias, Deinde – May 2007
17 Christopher Heard, Higgaion – April 2007
16 Brandon Wason, Novum Testamentum – March 2007
15 Charles Halton, Awilum.com – February 2007
14 Chris Weimer, Thoughts on Antiquity – January 2007
13 Tyler F. Williams, Codex: Biblical Studies Blogspot – December 2006
12 Jim West, Dr Jim West – November 2006
11 Michael Pahl, The Stuff of Earth – October 2006
10 Phil Harland, Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean – September 2006
9 Stephen Carlson, Hypotyposeis – August 2006
8 Kevin Edgecomb, Biblicalia – July 2006
7 Chip Hardy, Daily Hebrew – June 2006
6 Benjamin Myers, Faith and Theology – May 2006
5 Kevin Wilson, Blue Cord – April 2006
4 Loren Rosson III, The Busybody – March 2006
3 Rick Brannan, Ricoblog – February 2006
2 Tyler F. Williams, Codex Blogspot – January 2006
1 Joel Ng, Ebla Logs – March 2005

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