I completely neglected to notice that I’d missed last month’s Biblical Studies Carnival, the fourty-ninth iteration, which was hosted by Tyler Williams at Codex. This is not surprising, as it has yet to be posted. (Ahem.) Tyler does, however, post some interesting thoughts on the future (or non- thereof) of the Biblical Studies Carnival. I myself have hosted the Eighth and the Twenty-Sixth of the Biblical Studies Carnivals, the latter in particular being quite fun. I would recommend to all the same tactic that I used that month: start writing it on the first day of the month, and simply add to it day by day. That way the end of the month will meet you with a fully written post, rather than all ascramble to organize a pile of relevant and irrelevant links.
This month’s Biblical Studies Carnival, covering posts made over the course of January 2010 (that’s “Two-thousand ten” people!), is actually the fiftieth, and is hosted by Duane Smith at Abnormal Interests. He also abnormally expects readers to construe “XLX – 1” as 50. I think.
Enjoy the carnival while you still have it. Who knows what the future may bring?
The Forty-Eighth Biblical Studies Carnival is hosted and posted by Doug Chaplin at Clayboy. This carnival covers blog posts relating to academic Biblical Studies made during the month of November 2009.
Doug collects some very interesting links to posts on this year’s Society of Biblical Literature meeting, held in New Orleans earlier this month. Just two years ago I attended for a day in San Diego, and things were overwhelming then. Now it’s apparently completely out of control. Groups can apparently be founded on a whim. People have to scurry and still never hear every paper they’d like because of scheduling conflicts. It’s simply too big. If the fat isn’t trimmed, then it should really split into separate meetings. Fat chance of that!
Something else very interesting: Morton Smith is managing to garner more attention these days than he did throughout his career, though perhaps not the attention he would prefer! With many others, and not least Jacob Neusner, I vote “fraud” via “malicious practical joke.”
The Forty-fifth Biblical Studies Carnival is up at The Golden Rule, hosted by Mike Koke.
He’s done a fine job! It’s quite lengthy, and full of interesting things. I even get a plug.
Go take a look at this roundup of posts on academic Biblical Studies posts from August 2009.
Jim West at his eponymous blog hosts the Forty-fourth Biblical Studies Carnival.
Get it while it’s hot! And while it’s still there. He may delete his blog again….
A very interesting Biblical Studies Carnival 43, Or, The Apocalypse of Eve has been posted by Mr Patrick George McCullough at kata ta biblia. He translated an ancient (and creepily accurate!) document called The Apocalypse of Eve instead of doing a proper carnival. The nerve of some people!
Fortunately Eve, the Mother of all Humanity, was a great prophet, and has filled in all the blanks for us covering blog postings and other such things related to the field of academic Biblical Studies (or “BS”) over the course of June 2009.
I‘ve been busy lately, but still I knew I was forgetting something!
Jim Getz at Ketuvim has posted the Forty-Second Biblical Studies Carnival, covering posts related to academic Biblical Studies made during May 2009. There are piles of interesting posts that I’m going to be reading. Thank you, Mr Getz!
One thing that I always find fascinating and fun about the Biblical Studies Carnival (and any other carnivals I read, for that matter) is that each of the hosts always knows a number of various sites that I don’t, and out of those there come some real treasures to enjoy, and new sites to follow.
The next Biblical Studies Carnival will be hosted at kata ta biblia (that’s “kahTAH tah veeVLEEah” for your Erasmian barbarians) by Pat McCullough.
That is, XL as in “forty” and XL as in “extra large.”
James Gregory has posted an extremely thorough and very nicely commentated Biblical Studies Carnival. And though I’m late to notice it (as I’ve reduced my online reading during Lent), I want to recommend it to readers interested in academic Biblical Studies.