My contribution to the review panel about Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture at #AARSBL16

Here are my thoughts on the first volume in the Digital Biblical Studies series from E. J. Brill, Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture, which I am offering in a review panel that is occurring right now in San Antonio. My own contribution focuses on chapters 1, 5, and 9-12. This first volume in the new Brill series, [Read More…]

James Dunn Still Believes

Ken Schenck has been blogging through the book I (Still) Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship, about the personal faith journeys of academics in the field of Biblical studies. Since Ken has reached the chapter by our doctoral supervisor, James D. G. Dunn, I thought I would now draw attention to the [Read More…]

Is There Intersexuality in this Periscope?

Bryan Lewis suggested on Facebook that pericope is a word that Biblical studies scholars ought to phase out, perhaps replacing it with something more commonly used in English, such as “passage.” I suggested that a good reason for phasing out pericope is that it is not in most electronic devices’ dictionaries, and so has a tendency [Read More…]

Bibliogians and Bibliology

Pete Enns wrote a blog post pointing out that, while there is a one word answer to the question “What do you do for a living?” that philosophers, theologians, historians, physicists, and other academics can give, if your field is Biblical studies, there is no equivalent term – you have to say something like “Biblical [Read More…]

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…]