A harvest of carnivals

Soft dawn light garlanded with mist and crimson Virginia creeper on warm Cotswold stone means that time has come for the September Biblical Studies Carnivals.

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September 2015 Biblical Studies Carnival

The September 2015 Biblical Studies Carnival is hosted by William Brown on his splendid The Biblical Review site. Divided into categories (Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Reviews, Journals and Events, and Miscellaneous) William has harvested some very interesting posts. Continue reading

Carnival Extravaganza

Wondering why there has been no mention of the monthly carnivals on this blog? Wondering why the summer heat has suddenly dissipated into days of cold, grey windblown drizzle? The reason to both those questions is that I’ve been on holiday (long, lazy days of painting bathrooms and weatherproofing the chicken house – it’s a glamorous old life). Well. I’m just sneaking back to bring you news of not just one… not even two… but THREE carnivals!

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Biblical Studies Carnival – first the good news and then the GOOD news

The Good News

Firstly, I am delighted to say that it is time for the June 2015 Biblical Studies CarnivalThis month’s festival of delights is hosted by William Ross, a doctoral candidate at Cambridge.

Once again there is plenty here to amuse, stimulate and inspire. It’s a great chance to catch up with what is happening in the world of biblioblogging and William’s selection demonstrates the wide variety of topics being discussed.

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February Carnival of Biblical Studies

As February gives way to the dawn of March it can only mean one thing: CARNIVAL TIME!

Sure enough and right on cue, Jim West ‘s ‘The February Carnival: The ‘Love is in the Air’ Edition‘ comes crackling and snarling out of the gate. Once again it is an eclectic mix spanning a wide range of areas and so there will be something there for everyone.

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Blatant pandering to popular culture by using image from Wolf Hall. Image: BBC

By the way, for all those in the UK suffering withdrawal symptoms from the ubiquitous BBC production of Wolf Hall and in case you gained from it the impression that all the Reformers were a gaunt, strangely humourless and a rather passionless breed, take a look at Jim’s Zwinglius Redivivus blog. You will get a real feel for what it would be like if Zwingli et. al. were living among us in the 21st century. It will cure you forever of the misconception that they were a dour and joyless lot. Be prepared for verbal pyrotechnics, a whiplash wit and leave any sacred cows at home…