As I said in this post:
I accepted the sacred task of compiling and organizing links for the forthcoming August Biblical Studies Carnival (September 1st).
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This Biblical Studies Carnival is new to me and I’m not sure if I fully get how it’s supposed to work, and its parameters. So I’m not sure if this submission, which is actually a book review of a several-year-old book, fits well or not. Further, the link I have is to the author’s own blog (tho the review is by another scholar, Dr. Dennis E. Groh). At least today, it’s on the home page, so the link is simply this: http://jamestabor.com/. I presume it will shift soon to an archive or other page.
I do think the review itself, being by a noted scholar and being an excellent summary of Tabor’s key thesis about Jesus and early Christianity, would tend to qualify as a significant “article” to interact with. Among the several key issues that the review discusses from within “The Jesus Dynasty” are at least a couple that have been discussed a lot on Near Emmaus. Most recently, one subject would be NT statements about John the Baptizer and Jesus, and the relationship between them and the disciples of each. Whatever one thinks about Tabor’s conclusions, I think it’s fair to say that much of the data he cites and the theses he proposes deserve (and have gotten, to some degree) careful consideration and to be interacted with. This review gives a brief but meaty summary of those.
Examples of previous Biblical Studies Carnivals can be found here: http://biblioblogtop50.wordpress.com/biblical-studies-carnival-list/
In gist, each month a biblioblogger “hosts” the event which is the collection of articles and blog posts related to various topics. I am accepting recommendations for (1) Hebrew Bible/Early Judaism; (2) New Testament/Early Christianity; (3) Septuagint; (4) Hermeneutics; (5) Textual Criticism/Linguistics/Translation; (6) Theology/Ecclesiology; (7) Archaeology; and (8) Events. Other topics relates to biblical studies somehow (like interviews w. scholars) are welcomed as well.
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