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
Robert Holmsedt, Genesis 1:1, again, and my “Un-Christian” analysis
Larry Hurtado, Caligula and the Jews
Drew Longacre, Hendel’s Text of Genesis 1-11 Online
Bob MacDonald, Psalm 109 – Theology
James McGrath, How Many Adam?
Candida Moss, The Truth About Angels in the Bible
Marg Mowczko, Bible Women Who Led Celebrations and Lamentations
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?
James D.G. Dunn, Taking the Oral Gospel Tradition Seriously
Craig A. Evans, Jesus and the Exorcists (video)
Mark Goodacre, Pericopes, passages, or paragraphs?
John Goldingay, Do We Need the New Testament? (video)
Larry Hurtado, “Interactive Diversity” Article: New Link
Michael Kruger, Is the Gospel of John History or Theology?
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
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
Amanda Witmer, Jesus, the Gospels, and History
Collin Garbarino w. T. Michael Law, When God Spoke Greek (Interview)
Gabe Martini, The Septuagint a Divinely Inspired Translation
Also, don’t forget, there is a new “carnival” in town: Septuagint Studies Soirée!
Matthew R. Malcolm, What is the Hermeneutical Task?
Brian Davidson, The Earliest Hebrew-English Lexicography
Larry Hurtado, Another Milestone for NT Textual Criticism
Charles Halton, Sterilizing the Bible
Suzanne McCarthy, Larry Crab: Fully Alive
D. Miller, The Essentials of Biblical Hebrew Syntax
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
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”
Christopher M. Hays, Why Does Social Justice Still Polarize Evangelicalism?
Stanley Hauerwas, Does Anglicanism Have a Future?
Scot McKnight, Earliest Atonement Theories
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)
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”
Dale Martin, Still a Fire Brand, 2,000 Years Later
Marc Zvi Brettler, Interview with Sara Jephet
John Byron, The Passing of Paul W. Meyer
Christena Cleveland, People of Color Blog Too
Bart Ehrman, My Pop Quiz for First Year Students
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
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.