It’s time for people to send in nominations for August’s upcoming Biblical Studies Carnival VIII, to be hosted here at biblicalia. Please send them to me directly via email to the address given in the upper right, or through the submissions page, or through the Carnival’s email address: biblical_studies_carnival <at> hotmail <dot> com.
I’ve been focused so much on the Victorinus translation I was doing that I’ve been neglecting keeping up with Biblical Studies blogs, or “biblioblogs” if one must. For various reasons, I still think the also-ran biblicablogs is superior:
1.) the biblica- element is long established as referring solely to the Bible; note the online journal Biblica, the title of this blog biblicalia, and the adjective Biblical itself. It is unambiguous, specific, and relatively euphonic.
2.) biblio- refers to books in general, not specifically the Bible, and is thereby misleading for those unfamiliar with the term. Relatedly it deprives book-related blogs of a term that should be their own! I also find that “biblioblog” brings to mind an onomatopoeic name for the sound that is heard as a bog body slips into its murky resting place. How barbaric!
3.) no one should claim too much entrenchment has already occurred. It’s not as though these things are written in stone.
Anyhow, as I’ve been distracted, and as the previous aside indicates, am still easily distracted, reader input would be appreciated. Otherwise, as I have already written: “If I don’t get a sufficient number of nominations, I hereby officially threaten to make them all up.” To quote the marvelous Egyptian Pharaoh Yul Brynner: “So let it be written! So let it be done!”