Wednesday 1 June 2022

Biblical Studies Carnival 195 - May 2022

BS Carnival #195 - May 2022
On Time
It's about time courtesy of Andrew Perriman on Defying History
See also the follow-up to this somewhat gentle seismograph.

Old Testament

Paul Davidson writes about the house of Joseph.
Pete Enns ruins Leviticus.
Avi Faust on distinguishing walled city and settlement with respect to the Jubilee.
Rachel Barenblatt on a portion of the holiness code, Kedoshim - we live in a society.
Hilary Lipka on the prohibition of marrying a father's wife.

Jonah & the Fish
Airton José da Silva notes a Dicionario de Ciência da Religião among other books on Joshua for the Month of the Bible, 2022.
Claude Mariottini on Samson's mother.
David Glatt on Hezekiah's delayed Passover.

Rob Bradshaw points to resources on the web, e.g., for Isaiah.
Claude Mariottini on Living with Scorpions, concluding with a note from Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Judith Newman writes about Jonah on Prayer.
Kathleen Goldingay posts a link under the prophets to a document by John on Hosea 12-13.

The Melisende Psalter,
Upper cover with scenes
from the life of David
Rebecca Kaplan (via Jim Davila) reviews the Golem in Star Trek.

David Koyziz, from Qumran on David's prolific compositions.

Chantry Westwell marvels at Queen Melisende’s gold and ivory Psalter.

Ben Myers heralds a 15-year-old wonder poet.
Claude Mariotinni with a snippet from the film, The story of Ruth.
David Curwin explores the sense of Qohelet 2:8.
Jim Gordon reflects on the role of historical fiction to illuminate the political context of books like Esther and Daniel

How the singular Hebrew God became morphologically plural.
Atilla Marossy on differentiating the holy, The Development of the Term Havdalah.
Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala on the Bible in Arabic.
Bill Heroman on Ankersmit.
Brent Niedergal reviews a Greek Reader, by Mark Jeong.
Drew Longacre posts on Robert Crellin's word division in NW Semitic and Greek.

New Testament

Brandon Scott on the translation of the prodigal.
Stephen Carlson on the synoptic problem, refined by Joe Weaks, and a reply from Paul Anderson (lest John be ignored).
James Tabor explores the transformation of Mary from a "Jewish woman, likely widowed, of seven to ten children, to a barely human –even heavenly figure– of piety". Hear his conclusion.
A younger JT posted a 2006 video on the tradition of Matthew in Hebrew with further clarifications and comments here.
Phillip Long writes on Tithing and Purity Laws in Matthew.
Travis Proctor posts on Demons and Christians in Antiquity.
H. A. G. Houghton describes the recovery of a gospel from a palimpset.
Matt Page on a 99 year old silent film on Jesus the Christ (1923).
Andrew Perriman interacting with Allan Bevere and James McGrath on the undomesticated Jesus.
James McGrath and modern parables: LaGuardia Airport, the Call Center and the Lost Sock.
LaGuardia - a random snip

Ian Paul, following the lectionary, about the significance of the raising of Tabitha and the gospel entering Europe.
Anna Giovanetto writes about Ananias and Sapphira.
Andrew Perriman on Paul in Athens.
Heather A. Thiessen reflects on the Ascension.

Heather also reflects on Romans 8:18-30 and Galatians 5:1-15.
Bart Ehrman deals with 1 Corinthians 15: Perhaps, Bart suggests, Paul writes to correct this sort of error:
As Greek-speaking and Greek-influenced pagans, they would have been raised on the very Platonic idea that the soul is immortal and cannot die, and that life after death involves a separation of the soul from the body, for a soulish existence forever. Possibly these pagan converts still think so as Christians. For them, there is no resurrection of the dead because life in the body forever is an absurd, even repulsive idea. The body is the problem. What lives on is the soul.

Philip Jenkins (via Jim Davila) asks What happened to the rest of Paul's letters?
Chris Kugler tweeted on what is already realized.
Allan Bevere quoted John Nugent on 1 Timothy and apples - that deceptive fruit.
Phillip Long reviews Tremper Longman's Revelation through Old Testament Eyes.


Richard Beck gives us a touch of experimental theology to set us on our responsible feet.
John A. MacDonald writes about sacrifice.
Marg Mowczko writes of Shekinah.
Elaine Graham on Modern Theology, What are we doing when we talk about God?
Phil reviews the third edition of Maier's Genuine Jesus.

Matt Page of the Bible Films Blog is interviewed on BBC4.
Claude reveals his love of Old Testament films and the influence of his son on his blogging.
Targuman is up to S and T, about which much has been said this month.
Mark Goodacre posts NT Pod #99 on Women in the Bible.
Amy Kenny joins Pete and Jared on disability in Scripture.
Via OTTC, Brent Nongbri on The Ethics of Publication.

Perry Glanzer writes to the class of 2022.
Phil Long is on a trip to Israel and Jordan this month
and so is James McGrath at the end of the month.
Philip Jenkins asks about peopling the Biblical world.
Clayton Carlson and Julia Oostema try another image with junk DNA, the redemption of all genes.
Bernard Brandon Scott on Religion and Abortion.
Jim Gordon on Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Lawrence Hoffman continues his letters with an open letter about life after death.

Don't spill them on
your keyboard or clothes
Bart Ehrman reveals his number 1 most commented post in the last 10 years. He is also beginning a book project on wealth and poverty. And he, like Larry Hoffman, is pondering a problem with time. Is there any present? he asks, having noticed his tea-towel in the office the next morning after eating tacos.

Along similar lines, your host has been struggling to say something useful in a series of posts under the label "For the children".
James McGrath notes similar themes in Strange New Worlds, mechanisms operated by music and the judgment of faith. It just so happens that the opening verse of the Scripture is a major chord - apparently sufficient to move an asteroid.
A major triad encompassing a perfect fifth opens Genesis
Why wait for ever? Enter into the rest of God on the subdominant and take part in a perfect 'present' in a performance persisting longer than a picosecond.
Not sure that I have time for this, but James Tabor posts the question Did Paul think Jesus pre-existed

Before this carnival was published, it was already next month in New Zealand - so as Brent stole the fourth of May in the last carnival, I will steal the next Sunday, Pentecost, the 50th day of Easter from tomorrow today.

There was much ado about Abba towards the end of the month, a memorable celebration. Via a VIP.

In Memoriam
Via Airton Johan Konings.
and a guest post by Elizabeth Stone on Abdualmir Hamdani, W. Robertson Nicoll

Next Carnival
If you would like to do a carnival, please get in touch with Phillip Long who invites you thus:
I have no volunteers until August. I would love to get the others lined up, so if you have thought about hosting, now is the time to step up and contact me via email, or DM on twitter (@plong42) to discuss hosting a summer Biblical Studies carnival in 2022. If you are a new BiblioBlogger, this is a good way to get your blog some recognition. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about hosting a Carnival this summer.
  • 196 June 2022 (Due July 1) -
  • 197 July 2022(Due August 1) -
  • 198 August 2022 (Due September 1) - Ben the Amateur Exegete, @amateurexegete
  • 199 September 2022 (Due October 1) - 
If you are new to blogging the Bible and related scholarship, here are some sites that post good stuff on old things frequently: The TorahJim Davila's PaleoJudaica, and Phillip Long's Reading Acts. On Twitter, you can follow the Biblical Studies lists, like Emil Brunner (started by veteran blogger Jim West). If anyone has suggestions for social media feeds, blogs, lists, or groups, feel free to put them in a comment.

Phil has a full list of carnivals. Here is the recent past made present.

196 TBA – June 2022 (due July 1)
195 Bob MacDonald – Dust – May 2022
194 Brent Niedergall – April 2022
193 Ben – The Amateur Exegete – March 2022
192 Bobby Howell – The Library Musings – February 2022
191 Jim West – Zwingli Redivivus – January 2022
190 Phillip J. Long, Reading Acts – December 2021
189 Bob MacDonald at Dust – November 2021

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