NT Wrong has updated his Complete List of Biblioblogs. It’s an impressive list of blogs covering each of these areas:
The biblioblogs are categorized as follows:
- General Biblical Studies
- Theory and Reception
- Biblical and Religious Studies
- Hebrew Bible / Early Judaism
- Early Judaism and ANE
- Early Judaism and Judaism
- New Testament / Early Christianity
- Early Christianity and Greco-Roman Culture
- Textual Criticism, Translation, and Linguistics
- Technical and Software
In addition, Related Blogs with a different primary focus to biblical studies are categorized as follows:
- Christian Spiritual, Theological, Homiletic, Patristics
- Atheist / Agnostic / Non-Christian
- Religious Studies
- Modern Languages
- Ancient Languages
- Commercial Journal and Publisher Blogs
- ANE & Mediterranean Archaeology Blogs
So, if you’re looking for some new blogs to follow, this would definitely be the place to start.
- Church Relevance has puts out its list of the top 100 Church Blogs (actually 140). It looks like they use a matrix involving Alexa rankings, unique visitors, Google page rank, Good reader subscriptions, and Yahoo inlinks. Brian’s annoyed that he wasn’t included in the list (few biblioblogs or theoblogs were), but I’m pretty sure it’s because blogs that espouse Arianism aren’t allowed. And, while we’re on the subject, the September Biblioblog Rankings are out.
- Diglot asks which schools are best for doing a PhD in Biblical Studies. He’s gotten some good feedback in the comments, along with links to a couple of other good posts on the subject.
- Jim West is giving away a copy of Maurice Casey’s Jesus of Nazareth. Winning a copy will take some work since, but if you’re interested, go check it out.
- October’s Biblioblogger Carnival is out. Stephen’s post on justified belief gets noticed, as does Brian’s review of Diogenes Allen’s Philosophy for Understanding Theology.
- Dave Black lists 13 Things Your Greek Teacher Won’t Tell You. This isn’t a traditional blog, so you’ll have to scroll down or search to find the list. But it’s worth checking out.
- The 2010 Ig Noble prizes were awarded last night. Apparently these prizes are given every year for serious research that just sounds really funny. This year’s winners included research into whale snot, treating asthma with roller-coasters, relieving pain through swearing, and bat sex, among other things.
- And, Google street view now includes Antarctica. That seems odd to me. Shouldn’t you have streets if you’re going to have a street view?
- Steve Holmes has an excellent post on the importance and the limitations of analytic philosophy for doing theology.
- NYT has an interesting article on the practice of stoning people for committing adultery in Muslim countries today. It certainly makes you think twice about biblical descriptions of stoning.
- Here’s a lecture from Donal MacLeod on our debt to the Scottish reformation.
- Daniel Kirk does a very nice job explaining why he blogs: becoming part of the biblical studies community, engaging arguments in a less threatening environment, continuing his own theological education, and hearing from former students.
- And, Tim Challies comments on Andrew Keen’s idea that the internet can be compared to a million monkeys banging away at a keyboard in the vain hope that one of them will produce something interesting. As one of those monkeys, I’d like to send a shout out the all the other monkeys out there.