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!

Biblical Studies Carnival Help

The person who was to do this month’s Biblical Studies Carnival XXIV is unable to do so. Tyler Williams, the carnival coordinator, is taking on the job heroically. Please send him suggestions on posts made during the month of November 2007 on subjects of interest to academic Biblical studies, via the instructions found on the home page of the carnival.

He plans to have the carnival up and available around the middle of next week.

Biblical Studies Carnival XXIII

John Hobbins, proprietor of Ancient Hebrew Poetry, and apparently a sufferer from scriptophilia, poor thing, inundates us all today with, among several other posts deserving thorough and thoughtful attention throughout, not one, but two posts comprising the Biblical Studies Carnival XXIII, covering posts made over the course of October 2007. John is very good at connecting conversations, and in starting conversations that draw the attention of other bloggers, something we could all learn from. As with every other carnival, the style of this one is related to the wide interests and style of the author.

Also, don’t miss his long list of good Biblical Studies blogs in A Map of the World of Bible Bloggers. There’s a vasty storm of blog-reading brewing there….

The next Biblical Studies Carnival, covering November 2007, will be hosted in early December by James Darlack of Old in the New.