June 2015 Biblical Studies Carnival

BS CarnivalGet your party hats on, it’s time for the Biblical Studies carnival. For those not familiar with it, the Carnival is a monthly review of all things biblical studies going down in the known blogosphere. If you’ve never read one before (see Claude Mariottini’s May edition), but like what you see, be sure to keep an eye on Lindsay Kennedy’s blog in a month’s time for the next one, followed by Bob MacDonald in August. If you’re interested in hosting one yourself, Phil Long at plong42@gmail.com and ask about it.

Like previous editions, I’ll attempt to subdivide interesting materials into discipline.

The Carnival

General Biblical Studies and Linguistics

Another installment of the Scholars in Press series over at Old School Script, interviewing Tania Notarius

Although the latest post was more culturally focused, it’s worth keeping your eye on Secundum Scripturas

Mike Aubrey discusses “fun data points in Greek

Peter Kirby gives a detailed treatment of stylometry in Biblical Studies

Jonathan Homrighausen reviews Molly Whittaker’s Jews and Christians: Graeco-Roman Views

A brief note over at What’s New in Papyrology about a newly (digitally) republished papyrus

The University of Cambridge has digitized Ben Sira, Tobit, Enoch, and many others from the Genizah archive for public access on a stand-alone website

I note with sadness that you can read of the recent passing of Zondervan editor Verlyn Verbrugge, who worked with me and my co-authors on the Greek Interpretive Lexicon.

Exegetical Tools is a new-ish site, loaded with goodies for biblical studies, including book reviews, annotated bibliographies, and a new program for learning and refreshing your Greek. You can subscribe to their email Greek for the Week to get regular review materials. Everything is free. A recent post was a roundup of deals on resources for Kindle and new publications in Biblical Studies.

New Testament

Among many other things, Larry Hurtado has blogged in defense of good old fashion Biblical Studies, in response to a forthcoming critique of his JNTS article “Fashions, Fallacies and Future Prospects in New Testament Studies.”

Michael Kok continues his series on the Synoptic Problem

Wayne Coppins discusses (the German of ) Annette Merz’s treatment of gender and Historical Jesus studies

On Steve Walton’s blog I found a link to Beverly Gaventa’s obituary for J. Louis Martyn

Daniel Gullotta drew attention to a Kickstarter campaign to get Ehrman and Price to debate the existence of Jesus

Dan Wallace updates us on the progress made in Athens where he is digitizing Greek manuscripts

David Lincicum tells of a recent trip to examine P72 at 2 Peter 3:13

Phil Long discusses 2 Cor 12:1-10 and Paul’s Vision

David Gowler writes on the reception history of the parables

James McGrath explores the real issue at stake in 1 Cor. 11 and one of Jesus’ more enigmatic statements

Old Testament

Jim West discusses BibleWorks 10 and their addition of NETS (finally!)

Claude Mariottini explores the differences between Genesis 1 and 2

George Athas critiques recent reports of a Canaanite coin discovery

At the Biblical Review you can read observations on interpretation of Leviticus 10 by William Hart Brown

Irene Rossi notes two newly released monographs dealing with Near Eastern epigraphy

Stephen Campbell posted two installments on the hermeneutic of John Goldingay

More discussion of 2 Kings continues on Carpe Scriptura

Dean Galbraith expands upon the versions of the David and Goliath story

Bob MacDonald discusses the structure of Bildad’s speech in Job 8

James Pate discusses the reception history of Genesis 3:3 and the Sibylline Oracles in NT studies

You can read the obituary for Suzanne E. McCarthy, long-time scholar of Bible translation (HT the gang at BLT)

I have reviewed Nicholas King’s The Bible, and Goldingay’s Do We Need the New Testament?

Jim Gordon discusses the state of commentary upon the book of Ruth

Wrapping Up

Still haven’t had enough? Check out the Christian Origins digest from last week in June. If I missed anything good, please leave a link in the comments below. Thanks!


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