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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

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