Biblical Studies Carnival: September 2013

Welcome to the Biblical Studies Carnival for September 2013. I thought about the best way to catalog this month’s list:

  • Baseball – The postseason is here and what better way to celebrate…but then again I live in Houston so what do we know about baseball!
  • Football – The season is in full swing and what better way to rejoice…but then I remembered many of you would be thinking about a different sport and being American what do I know about soccer!
  • Breaking Bad – The series finale and what better way to remember…but then again I have never seen one minute of the show.

Therefore, in honor of the beginning of the fall television season (and following many of you on Twitter I know you watch a lot of TV) consider this your guide to September’s best shows in biblical studies. But you will have to click on the channel to get the scoop.


(Disclaimer: There are over 400 channels and I obviously did not get a chance to watch them all. Feel free to leave links in the comments section drawing attention to anything I missed.)

Hebrew Bible

Claude Mariottini – Monotheism and the Faith of Israel

Claude Mariottini – Noadiah The Prophetess

Christopher Rollston – By God I am King

Martin Shields – Finding too much sex in genesis 2

New Testament

Krista Dalton – Villains in the Bible (Why the Pharisees are not your bad guys)

Enoch Seminar – A Paradigm Shift in Pauline Studies? (various scholars answer the question)

Marc Goodacre – Simon Shama’s misreading of Paul

Craig Keener – Global Sharing, 2 Corinthians 8-9

Phil Long – Questioning Boundary Markers

Mike Skinner – A [Just] War for Romans 13

Christopher W. Skinner – Did Wrede’s Critique Also Anticipate Narratological Concerns?

Andrew Perriman – Justification by faith (in the story of Israel and the nations)

Chris Tilling – “Paradigm Shifts” in Pauline Studies

Ben Witherington III – Visualizing Paul’s Corinth – 1, 2, 3

LXX/Outside the Bible

Peter Kirby – Mara bar-Serapion: a product of the fourth century?

Peter Kirby – Upon Reading the Gospel of the Savior for the First Time

Timothy Michael Law – What is the center of gravity for LXX Studies?

Lawrence H. Schiffman – The Significance of Outside the Bible


Richard Beck – Not Getting How Horrible the Bible Is

Michael F. Bird – Speaking of Works of the Law

Matt Emerson – The Order of the Books of the New Testament 

Peter Enns – defending a literal reading of Genesis: an elderly pastor’s hill to die on

Matthew Ryan Hauge – Does the Bible Mean?

Larry Hurtado – “Performance” and Reading of Texts in Early Christianity

Peter J. Leithart – A Hermeneutics of the Open Ear

Jessica Parks – Knowing Who We Are & Why We Are Who We Are

Preston Sprinkle – Homosexuality in the Bible, Pt. 123456789

Seedbed (Ben Witherington III) – Why biblical backgrounds matter?

Textual Criticism/Linguistics/Translation

Bryan Bibb – Biblical Translation and Theological Bias

David Capes – What is the Difference between a Translation and a Paraphrase?

Joel M. Hoffman – More on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (good discussion in comments)

Brice C. Jones – Jesus’ Healing Words in Mark and the Manuscript Tradition

Kristen Rosser – “Farewell NIV”?

Krystopher Lyle –  ¿Are semantic boundaries good or no beuno?


John Byron – The Biblical World: Hoard of Gold Discovered at the Temple Mount base in Jerusalem

Mark Goodacre – A Tale of Two Replicas

Simcha Jacobovici – Jesus Tomb Finds Dramatic Support

Daniel O. McClellan – Jacobovici’s Rhetoric

Book Reviews

Ben Blackwell – Hermeneutics of Apostolic Proclamation by Matthew W. Bates Pt. 1, 2

Jason Brueckner – One Bible, Many Versions: Are All Translations Created Equal? by Dave Brunn

Nijay Gupta – Derek and Diane Tidball on The Message of Women in Scripture (Review)

Brian Leport – Book Review: Collins and Collins, King and Messiah as Son of God

Phil Long – Book Review: Joseph Blenkinsopp, David Remembered

Matthew Wilcoxen – Coakley’s “God, Sexuality, and the Self” Pt. 1, 2


Bryan Bibb – Getting Started in Online Communication

Michael F. Bird – The Necessity of Faith

Chad Chambers – The ‘Lacking’ Apocalyptic Imagination

Marc Cortez – A Theology of Sleep

Krista Dalton – When Sermons Oppress Pt. 1, 2

Brian Davidson – Great Series on Electronic Dead Sea Scrolls Pt. 1, 2, 3

Rod Decker – Feeling your way along in the first few weeks of Greek

April Deconick – The Humanities and Science

Tim Gombis – Study as Worship Pt. 12

Morgan Guyton – Evangelical Christianity and the millennial need to feel special and important

Larry Hurtado – Learning from Fallacies

J.R. Daniel Kirk – Open Letter to New Testament Students

Anthony Le Donne – The Darkside of Cruciformity

Brian LePort – Seminaries/Divinity Schools in San Antonio, Texas

Joshua L. Mann – ‘Press Publish’: Interview with Joel Watts (follow link for more interviews and articles on blogging)

Amanda MacInnis – Reading Barth, Not Reading Barth, and Reactions to the Barthian Industry

Ken Penner – Interview with Martin G. Abegg on Electronic Dead Sea Scrolls

Roger Olson – Must a Christian Believe in God?

As we conclude, there are a few noticeable absences from the list – James McGrath, Joel Watts, and Jim West. Just visit their blogs there is always something new.

Also, a few noteworthy achievements in the blogging world in September:
Mark Goodacre celebrated the NT Blog’s Ten Year Anniversary and Phil Long wrote his 1000th post!

Finally, a few plugs:

Peter Kirby lists the Top 50 Biblioblogs by Traffic (I will mention it even though I think he left out Cataclysmic!)

Abram K-J hosts the Septuagint Studies Soriee #2.

Jim West has his own “Unofficial” Carnival.

And Houston Baptist University will be hosting a conference with N.T. Wright in the spring of 2014 and Ben Blackwell has sent out a call for papers. Come one, come all!

Thanks to all who recommended links and to the other bloggers here at Cataclysmic who found many of these great posts.

Hope you enjoyed the Carnival, I know I missed more than I found but there is always next month when Brian Davidson is hosting the carnival at his blog LXXI.

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