The May 2015 Biblical Studies Carnival – A Call for Submissions

I am hosting the May 2015 Biblical Studies Carnival. Several months ago when I volunteered to host the Carnival, I was not planning to limit my blogging activities. However, for several reasons, I had to limit posting to my blog. This means that during this time of inactivity, I have lost contact with most bloggers.

Since I am hosting the May 2015 Biblical Studies Carnival, I welcome your suggestions for the most outstanding blog posts during the month of May. You can suggest your own posts or you can recommend outstanding posts from other blogs.

As I receive your recommendations, I will read the posts and select the best posts for May. The May 2015 Biblical Studies Carnival will be posted on June 1, 2015.

Thank you for your help.

Claude F. Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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18 Responses to The May 2015 Biblical Studies Carnival – A Call for Submissions

  1. Craig Benno says:

    Hi Claude. Like you, I have been limiting my blogging recently, and have only posted two posts this month. I posted up a book review the other night on Stephen Hawking’s – Grand Design, and the other post was an assignment on visiting a mosque and comparing it to our own faith.


  2. Tim Bulkeley says:

    Claude, I have begun a podcast (mix of video and screencast) series introducing Bible books, the series is here (it was republishing the Genesis one that prompted the series, which I started this month with Ruth and Revelation.


  3. jamesbradfordpate says:

    Hi Dr. Mariottini! I would like to submit this post of mine about Pseudo-Philo and the afterlife:


  4. bobmacdonald says:

    Here’s one worth exploring – one of those spontaneous posts that gets to a particular aspect of the Hebrew-Greek divide.


  5. John Hall says:

    I recently found your blog when researching El Shaddai. I am currently studying “angels” in the Bible in preparation for a church Bible study and can not find much scholar based writing. I am a very big fan of the Anchor Bible series and would seek that style of study on the subject. Specifically I am interested in the history of angelology for the ancient Jews and wonder if there were any reference to angels in pre-exilic Biblical writing.


    • John,

      There is not very much written about angels in pre-exilic biblical literature. Most of the ideas about angels originate after the exile. I will look at the literature and if I find something on this, I will send you an email.

      Thank you for your comment.

      Claude Mariottini


  6. Rev. Carlene Appel says:

    What is this ‘carnival” you are referring to?


    • Carlene,

      The Biblical Studies Carnival is a way of calling attention to readers about posts on blogs dealing with the Bible. The person hosting the Biblical Studies Carnival selects some of the best posts published during a specific month and invites readers to visit those blogs and read the posts selected for that month.

      Claude Mariottini


  7. Wally Fry says:

    It’s good to see you back looking forward to regular posts again


  8. There are many of your posts that I enjoyed. How about one of the ones you did of women in the Old Testament. One I have never seen done is on Huldah. She was a prominent prophet at that time obviously if Kings chose to go to her over a male prophet. The complementarian camp generally ignore her and, as they generally do, say it was because there wasn’t a male available, but that’s a bunch of hogwash! Can you do a blog on her? I’m not sure if there is much info to go on. But you would definitely know if there was.



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