Friday, March 31, 2017

Biblical Studies Carnival - Mad as a March Hare 2017 1/5




Roll up, roll up, welcome to 2017 Mad as a March Hare Bibliobloggers carnival!

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Kia ora koutou. Welcome to southern New Zealand and the magnificent university city of Dunedin.


I'm your ebullient host, Jonathan Rivett Robinson, you may remember me from previous Biblioblogger Carnivals like 2012 April Fools and 2010 Oktoberfest. Yes, more than just a a list of links, this is a meeting of minds in the sweating heaving flesh pots of Biblical blogs. I'm here to put the carnal in the carnival, attached to these magnificent intellectual conceptual constructions are bags of meat that eat, sleep and poop, just like everyone else. So don't be intimidated just cos that chick can speak Ugaritic, sidle up to her and leave a comment on her blog, it could be the start of a beautiful friendship. Don't be scared just because he can quote Hans Urs von Balthsasar, you might have spotted a fault in his thesis that he will be forever grateful for to you. Even though their blog is more stylish and sophisticated than yours, remember they are here for the same thing, they are Bible geeks too. Don't just read, take advantage of the power of blogging to interact with other human beings, who you might otherwise never meet.

You know folks, this is serious. Many Biblioblogs have fallen silent in recent years, many links that used to live are now dead. Others have abandoned the purity of blogging to tweet incessantly and attempt to encapsulate complex thoughts in 140 characters. Is this any way to live? All is not lost however, new blogs frequently spring up from the ashes of the old, look out for new comers here and make sure you welcome them warmly, but don't be creepy. I also note the rise of the institutional multi author blog, great to see the scholarship getting out there, but wonder about the interaction. Leave a comment, seriously, it could be the difference between life and death . . . for that blog.

Thanks are due to our glorious coordinator Phil Long, to all you wonderful contributors, especially to those who took the time to nominate, and of course to me for giving up my time and considerable talent to put his carnival together . . . you are most welcome! Of course linking does not entail endorsement, use your critical faculties if you have them . . . if you don't, GET OFF THE INTERNET! (seriously it is not a good place for you.)

The next carnival is at Theolgians, Inc. Be sure to fill up their inbox with all your blogging goodies.

And do bookmark me or put me in your feed reader. On a good day I really am the best blogger in the world. I'm just starting a PhD in Mark's gospel and his interpretation of scripture, so if that is your bag be sure to keep in touch.


Oh yeah, the carnival is too big G%&gle wouldn't let me upload it in one post so go here for OT, here for Apocrypha and Gospels, here for Paul and the rest of the NT, and here for EVERYTHING else. Sorry for the inconvenience.

(Apologies also for the lack of proof reading, unfortunately wrestling with G@#gle to let me post this beast took up the time allocated for that!) 



 

Biblical Studies Carnival - Mad as a March Hare 2017 4/5


Short Sighted Charismatic Cult Leader from Tarsus


Doug Chaplin reviews Sanders on Paul and so does BW3 - but who want to read 40+ posts for a chuffin book review? Is he still going? I can't bear to look.

Nijay Gupta is preaching on 1 Thess 4:13-18.

Andrew Periman goes round in circles with 2 Cor 3:18.

Scott McKnight reviews a book about Paul and Gender, did you hear he was considering a sex change? Not McKnight, Paul, it's the new new perspective on Paul, you wait.

Larry Hurtado is feeling "graphic" and as always liberally shares the results of his scholarship. This time "Early Christian Graphic Symbols"

Phil Long reviews Porter's recent book about how Paul and Jesus used to know each other, you know before the Resurrection and stuff.

BW3 wants 10 minutes of your time to talk to you about Paul and reconciliation.


Tim Foster reviews Barclay's Paul and the Gift. - why read the book when you can read the review in a % of the time?

Roland Boer and Christina Petterson have a new book out called Time of Troubles: A New Economic Framework for Early Christianity. It's the third in the trilogy so expect some of the main characters to get killed off brutally.

Rest of the NT


Brian Small reports a new book and two new articles on Hebrews. Two of them are written by a certain Kiwi of my acquaintance, so they must be good.

Stephen Laurie shares a book review on the gnostic new age and Simon Magus.

This is 4/5
1/5 Carnival Intro
2/5 OT 
3/5 Apocrypha and Gospels 
4/5 Paul and the rest of the NT, and
5/5 EVERYTHING else

Biblical Studies Carnival - Mad as a March Hare 2017 2/5

Self-referential Henotheistic Near Eastern Collection of Contradictory Texts
Mark Smith was the midwife at the Birth of Monotheism.

Marg Mowczko ponders what the significance is of Adam being made first - I can answer that obviously it was God practising, to iron out the bugs before he made woman.

Naomi Koltun-Fromm pits the tabernacle in Exodus and the temple in 1 Kings against each other in a vicious cage fight. Who do you think wins? [HTBob]

Hannah Blue is camping in her Tent of Peace with a midrash on Leviticus.

Bob MacDonald is wrestling with Numbers 11. - Thanks also to Bob for a number of recommendations for the carnival also, marked with [HTBob]

The venerable Claude Mariottini is back after a hiatus and thinking about Solomon's baby slicing wisdom.

Neil Godfrey is surprised to have a presupposition about Isaiah overturned

The splendiferous Bulkeley of Tim has another of his insurpassable 5 minute bible videos and this one is on history and theology in the Bible.  [HTBob]

Are you looking for the most current and comprehensive statement on the status of the Jordanian lead codices? Well Jim Davilla has what you are looking for.

H D Preuss' Theology of the OT in Greek reviewed in Greek.

Jim Davila has a word of the week, and it is a good one, just make sure you take your false teeth out before you try and say it. [HTBob]

William Brown has translated Psalm 93. And will share his notes with you if you ask nicely.

There is a new (to me anyway) site about Hebrew translation. Check out this post on Hebrew Influence on European alphabets. [HTBob]

This is 2/5
1/5 Carnival Intro
3/5 Apocrypha and Gospels 
4/5 Paul and the rest of the NT, and
5/5 EVERYTHING else