James Crossley’s New Blog

James Crossley has a new blog, Harnessing Chaos. It will be of interest to anyone who reads Biblical studies blogs. One of the first few posts highlights another source of interest, the Biblical Studies Online podcasts. Of related interest, Fortress Press has launched Fortress Press Live. [Read more...]

Big Names in Biblical Studies

Robert Myles responded to recent blogging about the next big thing in Biblical studies, by asking about the current big things, and big names, in Biblical studies. This N-Gram is a result of his inquiry: Try typing in some other names that come to mind. Are you surprised by which scholars are mentioned more/less frequently? [Read More...]

Bro, Do You Even Scholarship?

It struck me recently (perhaps when I noticed a look of exasperated eye-rolling condescension on the face of a Biblical scholar) that the “Bro, do you even…?” meme had yet to get a Biblical studies treatment. And so I made the following. Which scholars were included was determined solely by whether the expression on their [Read More...]

May Contain Nuts and BS

Jim Linville mentioned on his blog that he has had a paper accepted for the Blogger and Online Publication session at next November’s annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. The title is: May Contain Nuts and B.S. (Biblical Studies): The Politics of Academic Legitimacy Online and the Need to Properly Theorize the Category “@%!#*! Loonie” It [Read More...]

Biblical and Theological Journals Tumblr

Thanks to Michael Barber for pointing out the existence of a blog which posts the latest tables of contents from journals in Biblical and theological studies. [Read more...]

Biblical Studies Carnival: Last Call!

Reading Acts posted a reminder about the next Biblical Studies Carnival, which is being hosted at Brian Renshaw’s NT Exegesis blog. Brian has a post which includes a countdown timer until the carnival, and a convenient submission form to submit posts to the carnival. Click through to join the countdown and/or the submission process! And [Read More...]

Biblical Studies Online

Deane Galbraith announced that there is a new website, Biblical Studies Online, seeking to bring together some of the best non-sectarian academic Biblical studies resources on the internet. Below are a few samples of the kinds of things you’ll find there. Click through to explore! For those who may have missed them, do note that [Read More...]

Carnival Call

Reading Acts has put out a call for submissions for the next Biblical Studies Carnival, which will be held on the blog Soli Deo Gloria. The post also includes details of where the carnivals will be hosted over the next several months. [Read more...]

August 2013 Biblical Studies Carnival(s)

The latest Biblical Studies Carnival has been posted on the blog Near Emmaus. Many thanks for Brian LePort for hosting it this month! The monthly Hebrews carnival has also appeared, as has the new Septuagint Soiree. I am delighted to say that Exploring Our Matrix is represented in all three!   [Read more...]

Academic Scholarship on Reddit

Today I learned (sorry, I couldn’t resist using that popular Reddit phrase in this context) that there is a subreddit on Reddit dedicated to matters pertaining to the academic study of the Bible. One interesting discovery there was an article by Greg Jenks, available on Academia.edu, on “The Quest for the Historical Nazareth.” There is [Read More...]

Open Access Scholarship

I had a librarian mention to me that they had heard about a scholar whose blog got not merely quoted but responded to and interacted with in a peer-reviewed journal article. I quickly responded by saying that I know the blogger in question – Mark Goodacre, who blogged about his experience recently. Blogging is just [Read More...]


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