This is the Biblical Studies Carnival for August 2013. It isn’t a carnival though, not really. No roller coasters. No cotton candy. No clowns. Rather, it is more like a used bookstore (though oddly, everything is new). I guess I could name our imaginary used bookstore “Carnival Books”!
I’ll tell you what section your browsing, and I’ve ordered it alphabetically according to each author’s last name, but its up to you to find something relevant. Good news, everything is free! (Though time is money, so there’s that…oh, and blogs posts aren’t books.)
[Final note: like any good used bookstore people should be able to bring in things they’ve read so that others might do so as well. If you didn’t get a chance to recommend something, but you think others might enjoy it, leave a link in the comments section below.]
Hebrew Bible/Early Judaism
Peter Enns, Would Jesus get hired to teach an Old Testament seminary course today?
Robert Holmsedt, Genesis 1:1, again, and my “Un-Christian” analysis
Larry Hurtado, Caligula and the Jews
Lawrence Schiffman, How to Study a Dead Sea Scrolls Text: Introduction and How to Study a Dead Sea Scrolls Text: A New Approach and How to Study the Dead Sea Scrolls: Consensus and Dissidents
Brian LePort, The Cessation of the Prophets in 1 Maccabees 9:27 and Praise of Rome in 1 Maccabees
Drew Longacre, Hendel’s Text of Genesis 1-11 Online
Bob MacDonald, Psalm 109 – Theology
Claude Mariottini, Women Prophets in the Hebrew Bible and Isaiah’s Wife
Suzanne McCarthy, The gender of sin and doe or heart? and Adam’s nose
James McGrath, How Many Adam?
Candida Moss, The Truth About Angels in the Bible
Marg Mowczko, Bible Women Who Led Celebrations and Lamentations
Ken Olson, The Testimonium Flavianum, Eusebius, and Consensus
Garet Robinson, Is Genesis 1 a Preface?
New Testament/Early Christianity
Michael Barber, The Synoptic Problem and Ptolemaic Cosmology
Kevin Brown, A Survey on the Epistle of Jude’s Provenance
David Capes, Did Jesus Have All His Teeth?
Jacob Cerone, The Use of γράφω and Its Compound In Eusebius: Origen and Pauline Authorship of Hebrews
Krista Dalton, Villains in the Bible: Why the Pharisees Are Not Your Bad Guys
James D.G. Dunn, Taking the Oral Gospel Tradition Seriously
Craig A. Evans, Jesus and the Exorcists (video)
Rachel Held Evans, Four Interpretive Pitfalls Around New Testament Household Codes and Aristotle vs. Jesus: What Makes the New Testament Household Codes Different
Mark Goodacre, Pericopes, passages, or paragraphs?
John Goldingay, Do We Need the New Testament? (video)
Larry Hurtado, “Interactive Diversity” Article: New Link
Abram K-J, Every Knee…and Every Tongue (Isaiah in Philippians 2:10-11)
Craig Keener, Historical Evidence for the Existence of Jesus and Was Paul For or Against Women in Ministry? and Suffering and Exploitation in Revelation
Michael Kruger, Is the Gospel of John History or Theology?
Anthony Le Donne, Prince of Peace; Lord of War (Part 1) and Prince of Peace; Lord of War (Part 2)
Scott Lencke, Paul and the Gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12-14 and Wait, Paul! Do You Want Us to Speak in Tongues or Not?
Brian LePort, Adam and Eve in Romans 1:18-25 and the Life of Adam and Eve and Water, That is To Say, Spirit and The Water of John’s Baptism and The legality of Onesimus’ flight to Paul
David Lincicum, Evangelical, Pseudonymity and the New Testament Today
James McGrath, Pauline Authorship: Visualizing the BNTC Survey Numbers and BNTC Survey on Pauline Authorship and The Most Shocking Verse in Hebrews? and John the “Baptist” and Revisiting the Mandaeans and the New Testament
– See also: Brian LePort, John the Baptist and the Mandaeans
Scot McKnight, Water of Division and Was Paul the Eternal Enemy of Women?
Matthew Montonini, George Caird Lectures on Romans and the Synoptic Problem
Marg Mowczko, Kuria “Lady” in Papyri Letters
Andrew Perriman, Some women and the story of God’s people, and a brief obituary
Joshua Paul Smith, Luke, The Progymnasmata, and the “Prodigal Son”
Amanda Witmer, Jesus, the Gospels, and History
Collin Garbarino w. T. Michael Law, When God Spoke Greek (Interview)
J.K. Gayle, Did a Septuagint Hellene spin enable Odd Gospel Greek imbibing? and Breast-God: women in the male literary imagination of Genesis 49
Nijay Gupta, The Importance of the Septuagint (Even for Pastors…) Part 1 and The Importance of the Septuagint (The Apocrypha) Part 2
Brian LePort, Theologizing from the Septuagint and the Theological Interpretation of the Bible and Exegeting the Septuagint (for New Testament Studies)
Gabe Martini, The Septuagint a Divinely Inspired Translation
Various, Book Blog Tour: T. Michael Law’s When God Spoke Greek
Also, don’t forget, there is a new “carnival” in town: Septuagint Studies Soirée!
Benjamin Corey, Literal or Metaphoric (or, are we asking the wrong question entirely?)
Matthew R. Malcolm, What is the Hermeneutical Task?
Andy Naselli, Is ‘Background Information’ Ever Necessary for Understanding the Bible?
Brian Davidson, The Earliest Hebrew-English Lexicography
Larry Hurtado, Another Milestone for NT Textual Criticism
Luke Geraty, Should Textual Criticism Find Expression on Sunday Morning?
Charles Halton, Sterilizing the Bible
Brian LePort, Acts 1:4 in Codex Bezae and Why Isn’t There a Question Mark in Romans 4:1a?
Suzanne McCarthy, Larry Crab: Fully Alive
D. Miller, The Essentials of Biblical Hebrew Syntax
Jessica Parks, In Which I Disagree with Mark Driscoll (and it has little to do with women)
Kristen Rosser, And I Thought the French Translation Would Help. Silly Me.
Steve Runge, Porter’s Use of Contrastive Substitution
Theophrastus, Catholic ESV Lectionary on hold
Daniel B. Wallace, Latest Greek New Testament minuscules: Gregory-Aland 2916, 2925, and 2926
Bruce-Reyes Chow, How I Survive Everyday Racism
Christena Cleveland, Everything I Know about Racism I Learned in the Church and Everything I Know about Reconciliation I Learned in the Church
Marc Cortez, Is the Incarnation a Contradiction?
Ken Daugherty, Progressive, Franciscan, and Anabaptist?
Jim Gordon, Theology as a Handmaid of Discipleship
Micael Grenholm, Parallels between Anabaptism and Pentecostalism
Katie Grimes, Men Pray the Rosery Too: Against a “Theology of Women”
Drew Hart, Black and Anabaptist? A New Ecclesiology and Prophetic Witness in the Empire
Christopher M. Hays, Why Does Social Justice Still Polarize Evangelicalism?
Stanley Hauerwas, Does Anglicanism Have a Future?
Scot McKnight, Earliest Atonement Theories
Harry Samuels, Environmentalism and the Prosperity Gospel: Redefining Prosperity
Preston Sprinkle w. Rachel Held Evans, What Would Jesus Do (With His Enemy)?
Victoria Gaile Laidler, Doran on Lonergan and Girard and A Feminist Critique and Appropriation of Mimetic Theory and Fasting as Embodied Prayer
Matthew Warren, Paul Zahn’s (un)Ecclesiology
Shawn L. Whilhite, Ignatian Christology (Part 1) and Trinitarian and Cultic Imagination: Ignation Christology (Part 2) and Jesus as Divine Human: Ignation Christology (Part 3) and Irenaeus on Gnosticism and the Christian Faith and Irenaeus on the Gospels
Amos Yong, Evangelicals and Ethics: Renewing Evangelical Morality and Pentecostalism and Political Theology (video)
Kate Anderson, Hazor in the Tenth Century and The So-Called “Solomonic” City-gate at Meggido
Todd Bolen, Analysis: Archaeologist Find Prophet Elisha’s House
Robert Cargill, Explaining the Azekah Area S2 Water Cistern to Dovid and Barnea of Foundation Stone
Miriam Feinberg Vamosh, The ancient coin of Cleopatra
Greg Garrison, Samford archaeological dig in Israel uncovers Jewish village
John Byron, The Father of a Prophet? A newly discovered inscription has possible connection to a biblical character
– See also: JPost.com, 2,700 year old Hebrew inscription discovered in City of David
Reviews of Reza Aslan’s Zealot
Larry Behrendt, “Zealot”: A Book Review
Greg Carey, Reza Aslan on Jesus: A Biblical Scholar Responds
Craig A. Evans, Review of Reza Aslan’s Zealot
Larry Hurtado, “Zombie Claims” and Jesus the “Zealot”
Anthony Le Donne, A Usually Happy Fellow Reviews Aslan’s Zealot and More Errors in Aslan’s Zealot…and Its Fatal Flaw
Dale Martin, Still a Fire Brand, 2,000 Years Later
Stephen Prothero, Book Review: ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’ by Reza Aslan
Bible, Critical Theory, and Reception Seminar (University of Chester, Sept. 12-13)
Bible and Critical Theory Seminary (Surrey Hills, Sydney, Sept 6-7)
John, Jesus, and History Conference
Marc Zvi Brettler, Interview with Sara Jephet
Alan Brill, Interview with Prof. Jacob Wright of Emory University
John Byron, The Passing of Paul W. Meyer
Christena Cleveland, People of Color Blog Too
– See also: Rodney Thomas, Difference, Diversity, and Reading Choices: Blog Lists and Popularity Contests
Krista Dalton, Practitioner vs. Scholar: Why Reza Aslan Reminds me to Fight for that Distinction
Bart Ehrman, My Pop Quiz for First Year Students
Peter Enns, What Biblical Scholars Do (since you were likely losing sleep about it)
Tyler Glodjo, How the Church Resegregated Schools in the South
Katie Grimes, Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Not a Political Conservative
Larry Hurtado, More on Identifying Expertise
Joshua L. Mann, ‘Press Publish’: Interview with Ben Witherington, Jim West , Michael Bird , Anthony Le Donne, Scot McKnight , Stephen Carlson, Nijay Gupta, Chris Keith, Peter Enns, Peter Head, James McGrath (series of interviews on blogging as an academic)
Patsy McGarry, Eminent theologian Seán Freyne dies
– See also: Sean Freyne, Galilee, Jesus and Christology (YouTube videos compiled by Mark Goodacre)
Matthew Montonini, Launched: Raymond E. Brown Website
– Listen: Christ: Condemned and Crucified, a lecture by Fr. Raymond E. Brown (first time released to the public and downloadable)
D. Miller, Bible Software Recommendations
Jim West, Scholars You Should Know: Deane Galbraith
David Williams, Why You Must be Dying to be a Christian Scholar (1/2), (2/2), (Wrap Up)
Thank you to all those who recommended links to me. This couldn’t have been done without you. Next month! Chad Chambers and co. will be hosting the Carnival at the newly revamped Cataclysmic blog.
nice work buddy. lot’s of stuff on the shelves i’d missed.
Thanks Jim, I embedded a special link to your alternative carnival in your image. Those who are paying attention will make their way to your blog as well!
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My buddy from TX (it’s okay, he is only visiting I hope) has the latest Biblical Studies Carnival up. Do check it out!
Nice work. I always appreciate the Biblical Studies carnival because there are always some good blog posts I’ve missed for the month.
Btw, you might want to consider moving Hurtado’s “Zombie claims” down to the Aslan reviews since otherwise some might overlook it. I thought it was well done because Hurtado dealt with the problem of Aslan’s main thesis, not merely sloppy mistakes Aslan made (some of which are quite egregious).
Nice work. You have selected a good collection of posts for the August Biblical Studies Carnival.
Good point, I’ve relocated it.
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