Biblical Studies Carnival Miscellanea

Coming soon to a Targuman blog near you will be the Biblical Studies Carnival XXV, hosted by Christian Brady. And Tyler Williams at Codex, another hockey fanatic, will (hopefully) be posting a Best of 2007 Biblical Studies Carnival soon. But this is not why I’m writing this.

Yea, verily I say to you, I shall be hosting Biblical Studies Carnival XXVI here on the first day of the second month, which is also called February, in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Eight. So, I want plenty of nominations of posts that appear during this month of January 2008. Please note that the focus is academic Biblical Studies, as described on Tyler’s informational page for the carnival. But, when in doubt, just send it along anyway.

The Biblical Studies Carnival is always a fun thing, I find, because a number of the posts are always things that I haven’t seen myself. Creature of habit that I am, I typically loiter around the same blogs, occasionally grinding out a cigarette butt of a comment or two, and therefore often miss things if one of those regularly visited sites doesn’t mention something nifty out of my path.

Submissions can be sent directly to me at the email address at the top right column of this page, or sent through the official email address biblical_studies_carnival AT, or even left through the Blog Carnival submission page apparatus. I plan to post it on 1 February, so please try to send your nominations before that date.

May each of you have a splendid, illuminating, and productive year in 2008!

End the shadow

Our human form hast Thou taken on Thyself without change,
O greatly-compassionate Master, though being God by nature;
fullfilling the Law, Thou willingly
receivest circumcision in the flesh,
that Thou mightest end the shadow and roll away
the veil of our sinful passions.
Glory be to Thy goodness unto us.
Glory be to Thy compassion.
Glory, O Word, to Thine inexpressible condescension.

Dismissal Hymn of the Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord. First Tone
To the tune of While Gabriel was saying
Translation by Holy Transfiguration Monastery,
from The Great Horologion