Biblical Studies Carnival 181 for March 2021

Ben the Amateur Exegete has posted the March Biblical Studies Carnival, thirty links for thirty days in April. Which is cool, even though his carnival covers March, which has 31 days. Maybe Ben has weird knuckles. Maybe the number thirty is an apocalyptic number, symbolic of the state of the blogging world this March. Whatever the reason for thirty, Ben has put together a very nice carnival, with several blogs that are new (to me at least). Head on over and check out the Amateur Exegete’s blog and click all the links.

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

Here is a list of the upcoming BiblioBlog Carnival hosts  2021, at least through June. But there is still plenty of time for you to get your name on the list for hosting a biblical studies carnival in 2021.

if you want to be a part of the BiblioBlog world (or Carnival cult, whatever), contact me via email, plong42@gmail.com or DM on twitter (plong42) to discuss hosting a carnival in 2021. I would love to see some veteran bloggers volunteer for a month 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 in the second half for 2021.

 

Biblical Studies Carnival 180 for February 2021

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.

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Here is a list of the upcoming BiblioBlog Carnival hosts  2021, at least through June. But there is still plenty of time for you to get your name on the list for hosting a biblical studies carnival in 2021.c

if you want to be a part of the BiblioBlog world (or Carnival cult, whatever), contact me via email, plong42@gmail.com 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.

Biblical Studies Carnival 179 for January 2021

What is a Kindle? memeJim West posted the first Biblical Studies Carnival of 2021at Zwinglius Redivivus. Jim expresses the hope “Let’s Hope It’s Not Another 2020, but it Started Off Pretty Horribly And Ended Better.” It is a great carnival, collecting the best and brightest blog posts in biblical and theological studies in January. Jim included Archaeology and a few book reviews as well. As usual Jim’s carnivals are a great template for future hosts.

Jim is occasionally active on Twitter, follow him if you dare (@EmilBrunner1).

A number of people stepped up to volunteer to host future carnivals. in 2021, at least through June. But there is still plenty of time for you to get your name on the list for hosting a biblical studies carnival in 2021. Here is what I have lined up for 2021:

You can contact me via email, plong42@gmail.com 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.

Biblical Studies Carnival 178 for December 2020

Peter Goeman rang in the New Year with the Biblical Studies Carnival 178, collecting the best posts from the the best biblical and theological blogs in December 2020. He opens with a list of Top Ten lists for 2020, a staple of the media in the last week of the year. As Peter observed, some of the regular blogs were quiet in December. Brent Niedergall issued a challenge to BiblioBloggers for 2021: Get writing! Collaboration is a good thing and blogging is a chance to interact with others while you hone your research and writing skills. To help you out, Brent made six suggested blogging goals for 2021.

Jim West loves end of year Top Ten lists. Speaking of Jim, he will be hosting the Biblical Studies Carnival #179 for January 2021 (posting on February 1). Jim is occasionally active on Twitter, so you can send him suggestions as the month rolls on at @EmilBrunner1 and he might consider them for the carnival.

I think I missed posting the November 2020 carnival from Bobby Howell at The Library Musings. Apologies to Bobby. Not sure what happened there, I blame tryptophan from excessive turkey consumption on Thanksgiving.

I had a good response to my please for volunteers for 2021, we are covered through June. But there is still plenty of time for you to get your name on the list for hosting a biblical studies carnival in 2021. Here is what I have lined up for 2021:

180 February 2021 (Due March 1) Bob MacDonald at Dust  @drmacdonald
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

You can contact me via email, plong42@gmail.com 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 (or mourn over dead blogs).

Biblical Studies Carnival 176 for October 2020

Bad DogJim West posted The Pandemic Super Stupendous Biblical Studies Carnival: October Edition – Now With More Puppies. Weird, disturbing puppies. In fact, I am not sure Jim knows what a puppy is. As expected, it is a great set of links to posts in October 2020, plus an appropriate amount of snark. Head over to the Carnival and leave Jim a kind note of thanks.

Our host for the November 2020 carnival is Bobby Howell at The Library Musings. Look for that Carnival on December 1, but feel free to send him your suggestions.

Once again I am desperately seeking for December 2020 (Due January 1) and any month in 2021. Please contact me via email, plong42@gmail.com or DM on twitter (plong42) to discuss hosting a carnival. I would love to see some veteran bloggers step up, but at this point I cannot really be too picky. If you are a new BiblioBlogger, this is a good way to get your blog’s name “out there” (wherever that is).

Check out the Biblical Studies Carnival Master list at the top of this page to visit past carnivals (or gloat over dead blogs).