The Oktoberfest Biblical Studies Carnival Is Up

The Oktoberfest Biblical Studies Blog Carnival Extravaganza is up at ξἐνος. Jonathan has done a very commendable job at pulling this month’s carnival together.
But in so doing, he has put me in a bit on an embarrassing position. Some of you may remember that last month I complained about what I saw as the Biblical Studies Carnivals moving in rather unfortunate direction. I find this carnival both more helpful and more in keeping with what I see as its proper charter. I’m not sure I had anything to do with that nor should have I had anything to do with it. It was Jonathan’s carnival this time. But among the things I said in my rant was,

I do worry that my concerns are in part a sour grapes reaction to not being included. It’s true that I didn’t nominate any of my own posts for inclusion. If I had, I’m reasonably sure one or two would have been selected. I have no reason to gripe about not being included. I do hope that my concerns transcend the purely personal but, humans being as they are, I cannot be sure.

Well, Jonathan sure didn’t leave me our this time! In fact, he included a couple of posts that I likely wouldn’t have included myself. They just don’t have that much directly to do with Biblical studies. But I am grateful for their inclusion. For the record, again this month, I didn’t nominate any of my own posts.
Jonathan does have much good and relevant material. I also like the carnival having a name rather than a number. Please check it out.

One thought on “The Oktoberfest Biblical Studies Carnival Is Up”

  1. thanks Duane! we are not always the best judges of what other people may find interesting! I actually really enjoy those snippets and random off-cuts of research in progress. I thought the snake omens were a particularly fascinating ANE insight.

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