Biblical Studies Carnival 195 for May 2022

Bob MacDonald posted the Biblical Studies Carnival 195 for May 2022. Bob included quite a few tweets in this month’s Carnival and drew attention to the Biblical Studies Twitter list Emil Brunner, curated by veteran blogger Jim West.

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No one has volunteered for June 2022 (Due July 1) or July 2022 (Due August 1), or September 2022 (Due October 1). I would love to get those lined up, so if you have thought about hosting, now is the time to step up and contact me via email, plong42@gmail.com or DM on twitter (plong42) to discuss hosting a summer Biblical Studies carnival in 2022. 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 a Carnival this summer.

What is a Biblical Studies Carnival? In the early days of blogging, people would collect blog posts on a particular topic and call it a carnival. I have no idea why a carnival (as opposed to a yard sale, a circus, or a monthly index… it’s an internet thing). There were psychology carnivals, sociology carnivals, etc. In March 2005, Joel Ng posted the first Biblical Studies Carnival at his now defunct blog, Ebla Logs. But nothing is really dead on the internet. You can still read that first carnival on The Wayback Machine. The first link is to Jim Davila, at PaleoJudaica.com, a remarkable blog still going strong after all these years. I notice the one-time keeper of the Biblioblog Top Fifty list, Peter Kirby (although his blog Christian Origins is now gone). Jim West hosted in November 2006, although that version of his blog no longer exist (as far as I know). Some of the older blogs have (sadly) been taken over by spammers.

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 (harass) people into volunteering to host the Biblical Studies Carnival. I keep a master list of Carnivals with links here on Readng Acts (in the banner, or click here).

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Check out the Biblical Studies Carnival Master List at the top of this page to visit past carnivals.

 

Biblical Studies Carnival 194 for April 2022

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Brent Niedergall posted the Biblical Studies Carnival 194 for April 2022. In honor of the international holiday, Star Wars Day (May 4), Brent also provided a bunch of Star Wars themed biblical memes. So head over to Brent’s blog and check it out. Come for the links, stay for the memes.

 

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Bob MacDonald will host Carnival 195 for May  2022 at his blog  Dust. He is also on twitter,  @drmacdonald. After June, I have no volunteers until October. I would love to get those lined up, so if you have thought about hosting, now is the time to step up and contact me via email, plong42@gmail.com or DM on twitter (plong42) to discuss hosting a summer Biblical Studies carnival in 2022. 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 a Carnival this summer.

Check out the Biblical Studies Carnival Master List at the top of this page to visit past carnivals.

 

Biblical Studies Carnival 193 for March 2022

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BiblioBloggers on Spring Break

Ben posted Biblical Studies Carnival 193 at his Amateur Exegete blog highlighting  the best and brightest BiblioBlog Posts for March 2022. Ben did a great job collecting links to a wide range of quality biblical and theological posts. Ben also points out the passing of Burton Mack, Norman Gottwald and Joseph Blenkinsopp. Ben is a podcaster and active blogger, and he will argue with you on twitter if you want. So click the fool and read through Ben’s Biblical Studies Carnival. Click all the links and show Ben some love for his hard work.

Looking ahead to the April 2022 carnival (Due May 1),  Brent Niedergall will be the host, you can send him suggestions via twitter, @BrentNiedergall. For May 2022 (Due June 1), Bob MacDonald will host at his blog  Dust. He is also on twitter,  @drmacdonald. If you would like to be a part of the Carnival in the future, contact me via email, plong42@gmail.com or DM on twitter (plong42) to discuss hosting a carnival in 2022. 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 a Biblical Studies Carnival this summer. Check out the Biblical Studies Carnival Master List at the top of this page to visit past carnivals.

Here is something that happened in the last week, tangentially related to biblical studies blogging. In March Jacob Cerone notice a familiar review published by Panayotis Coutsoumpos in the Review of Biblical Literature. It was obviously plagiarized from a review Cerone had written. He reported this to RBL and the review was quickly withdrawn. But that was blood in the water to the twitter-verse. Isaac T. Soon, PhD started examining other reviews Coutsoumpos published, and it appears he regularly plagiarized book reviews including a review of Frank Thielman’s Romans commentary from Reading Acts. The review was published in Biblical Theology Bulletin: Journal of Bible and Culture, and as of April 1, the review is still on the Sage Journals website.

I did not know about any of this until Alex Aamodt from Spectrum Magazine contacted me. I did a quick phone interview with him and his article was published on March 30, about the same time Sarah Einselen at the The Roys Report ran a story with the improbable headline “Biblical Academia Rocked by Scholar’s Pattern of Plagiarism.” I doubt the vast majority of the biblical academic world had any idea who Panayotis Coutsoumpos was before last week, and the slight-less-than-vast majority still don’t know who is today.

Plagiarism is nothing new and there have been some high profile examples in recent years in academic writing. Some of those were unfortunate but in some ways understandable. In most cases the scholar was not trying to steal and cheat; they made some lazy decisions and got caught. But Coutsoumpos consciously tried to cheat by claiming work that was not his own.

Academic book reviews are not high-stakes academics and I doubt any book review editor as the time to run reviews through a website to check for plagiarism.

 

Biblical Studies Carnival 192 for February 2022

Bobby with a BibleBobby Howell posted the Biblical Studies Carnival #192 over at Library Musings (now with the correct URL!) Go check out this great collection of links to the best blogs posted in February of 2022.

I have the next three Carnival Hosts set, but would really like to get the rest of the year scheduled. Even more, I would love to see some newer bloggers volunteer to host a carnival.

193 March 2022 (Due April 1) – Amateur Exegete,  @amateurexegete
194 April 2022 (Due May 1) –    Brent Niedergall   brentrunsfast@gmail.com  @BrentNiedergall
195 May 2022 (Due June 1) – Bob MacDonald at Dust  @drmacdonald

if you want to be a part of the Carnival in the future, contact me via email, plong42@gmail.com or DM on twitter (plong42) to discuss hosting a carnival in 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 a Biblical Studies Carnival this summer.

I am leading a tour in Turkey starting March 1, I will set the blog on automatic and hope everything works will I am away. I will be posting pics various places, so follow me on facebook, twitter, (@plong42) or Instagram.

Check out the Biblical Studies Carnival Master List at the top of this page to visit past carnivals.

 

Biblical Studies Carnival 191 for January 2022

Jim West took a break from his record-breaking Wordle streak to post the January 2022 Biblical Studies Carnival at Zwinglius Redivivus. This is Carnival #191, and Jim says this was “the first Carnival I’ve run that has included so many links from so many different people.” And Jim has hosted many carnivals over the years, his first was in 2006. This is a good thing to hear: people are still posting quality biblical and theological studies despite the “death of the blog” I hear so much about.

Head over to Jim’s blog and click all the links.Biblical Studies Carnival

Here are the upcoming Biblical Studies Carnival Hosts with their twitter feeds so you can spam them with links to your own blog the moth they are hosting.

  • 192 February 2023 (Due March 1) – Bobby Howell, The Library Musings  @SirRobertHowell
  • 193 March 2022 (Due April 1) – Amateur Exegete,  @amateurexegete
  • 194 April 2022 (Due May 1) – Brent Niedergall,  @BrentNiedergall
  • 195 May 2022 (Due June 1) – Bob MacDonald at Dust  @drmacdonald

I have openings for the second half of the year, so if you want to volunteer, now is the time to step up. Contact me via email plong42 @gmail.com or twitter, @plong42.

What is a Biblical Studies Carnival? In the early days of blogging, people would collect blog posts on a particular topic and call it a carnival. I have no idea why a carnival (as opposed to a yard sale, a circus, or a monthly index… it’s an internet thing). There were psychology carnivals, sociology carnivals, etc. In March 2005, Joel Ng posted the first Biblical Studies Carnival at his now defunct blog, Ebla Logs. But nothing is really dead on the internet. You can still read that first carnival on The Wayback Machine. 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 (harass) people into volunteering to host the Biblical Studies Carnival and update a master list of Carnivals (in the banner, or click here).

Blogging has come and gone, and maybe come back again. Some bloggers moved into podcasting or producing YouTube videos. Maybe even TikTok, whatever that is. Others remembered they had a real life before blogging. S Nevertheless, some blogs persisted. For new bloggers, getting involved by hosting a Biblical Studies Carnival is a great way to generate interest in your blog.