The May 2019 Biblical Studies Carnival – Carnival # 160

The May 2019 Biblical Study Carnival presents a selection of some outstanding posts published during the month of May by Bibliobloggers. “Biblioblogs are blogs which deal primarily with matters concerning academic biblical studies.” The latest “Complete List of Biblioblogs” lists 137 bibliobloggers, but not all of them publish regularly.

The present Carnival mentions twenty-six authors. I have selected several posts by authors who may not have appeared in the Biblical Studies Carnival before. I hope that if you blog about the Old Testament, New Testament, Qumran, or Theology that you will allow bibliobloggers know more about your posts so that readers may become acquainted with the work you are doing.

Future hosts for the Biblical Studies Carnival are listed below. Contact them and let them know what kind of work you are doing and share with them some of the outstanding posts you have written.

So, without much ado, here are some of the outstanding posts written during the month of May.


During the month of May we celebrated Mother’s Day. Here are two articles about Old Testament mothers:

Moses’ Two Mothers

A Tribute to the Blasphemer’s Mother: Shelomit, Daughter of Divri

I have been dialoguing with Gregory Boyd about the neutrality of the commander of the army of Yahweh in Joshua 5:13-15. Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Ilan Peled has a very good discussion on Bestiality in Biblical and Hittite Law.

David Glatt-Gilad asks, Why Did King Hezekiah Celebrate His Inaugural Passover a Month Late?

Eve Levavi Feinstein discusses the problem of incest is her post, Does the Torah Prohibit Father-Daughter Incest?

Johanna Stiebert discusses the Sotah, the case of the woman suspected of adultery, in her post Violence In Marriage: A Closer Look At Numbers 5.


Mark Goodacre asks, How similar are the Synoptics, and how do we represent it? He also asks: How Similar is Luke to Matthew?

Larry Hurtado discusses text collections and an emergent New Testament Canon.

Robert Myles wonders whether Joseph of Arimathea was a follower of Jesus.

Andrew Perriman discusses Jesus, pre-existence, and the temple.

Craig Keener writes about a multicultural church in Acts 13:1-3. He also writes about Provoking Israel’s Jealousy, a study of Romans 11.

Nijay Gupta continues his series of studies on “Why I Believe in Women in Ministry.” Here is the link for Part 10.

Gary Greenberg asks whether Mark thought Jesus was the Davidic Messiah.

Michael F. Bird has raised a lot of questions with his post on the new perspective on Paul: “Is the New Perspective on Paul a Product of the West’s Cultural Moment?”

Marg Mowczko has been discussing Paul’s co-workers in her two posts. In one, she discusses Paul’s female coworkers and in her second post she studies all the twenty-nine people mentioned in Romans 16:1-16.

Bill Heroman studies John 3:24 for Rememberers of Mark.


Joshua Schendel has a review of studies on the issue of Reformed tradition and human freedom.

Wesley Walker is concerned about Recovering Koinonia.

Michael F. Bird has a good post on Trinity and Incarnation among the Second Century Apologists.

Andrew Perriman turns his attention to the Kingdom of God: “Defending the narrative-historical definition of the kingdom of God.”


Hanna Tervanotko at Ancient Jew Review discusses how 4Q365 provides important insight into how the Song of Miriam was understood by its ancient audiences.


William Brown at The Biblical Review has a review of Paradigm Change in Pentateuchal Research, a book edited by Matthias Armgardt.

Michael F. Bird has written a review of Jesus in Jerusalem: The Last Days, a book by Eckhard J. Schnabel.

James Bradford Pate has a review of Christ’s Call to Reform the Church: Timeless Demands from the Lord to His People, a book by John MacArthur.

Phillip J. Long has a review of Reading Mark’s Christology Under Caesar: Jesus the Messiah and Roman Imperial Ideology, a book by Adam Winn.

Konrad Schmid at Eerdmans Blog discusses his book A Historical Theology of the Hebrew Bible. In his review, he discusses five turning points in the history of Biblical and Old Testament Theology.

Tavis Bohlinger interviews Jason Whitlark about his book, Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to “the Hebrews.”


Brent Nongbri discusses ancient instructions for preparing parchments.

Phil Long took a group of students on a study-tour of the Holy Land. He has a post on Yad VaShem and the Israeli National Museum.


The June 2019 Carnival (Due July 1) will be hosted by Jim West, @drjewest

The July 2019 Carnival (Due August 1) will be hosted by Lindsay Kennedy, @digitalseminary

The August 2019 Carnival (Due September 1) will be hosted by Amateur Exegete, @amateurexegete

We still need volunteers for September 2019 Carnival (Due October 1) through the end of the year. If you would like to host a future Biblical Carnival, please contact Phil Long at plong42 at gmail dot com.

Claude Mariottini
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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13 Responses to The May 2019 Biblical Studies Carnival – Carnival # 160

  1. Jim says:

    Reblogged this on Zwinglius Redivivus and commented:
    Thanks, Claude!


  2. Dr, where can we find the complete list of bibliobloggers? Tq


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  4. Dennis Craig Baugh says:

    Dr Claude, will you be in San Diego for any of the annual meetings? I’d like to meet you in person and buy you a meal. Maybe your other readers would be interested also. I’ve lost count the number of times over the years your posts have helped me. I remember one cry for help was when my wife and I lived in Berlin nine years ago. The small congregation we attended was having a sermon series on Nehemiah. We are living in Denver now.


    • Dennis,

      I am sorry that I will not be at the SBL meeting in San Diego. Because I am now retired, I have stop going to professional meetings. I am happy to know that my posts have been helpful to you. Thank you for your nice words.

      If someday you come to Chicago, let me know and we may get together for lunch. Have a safe trip to San Diego.

      Claude Mariottini


      • Craig Baugh says:

        Disappointing, but understand. I’ve been thinking about visiting the Oriental Institute, so maybe then. It will definitely be in the cooler months. Thanks for the reply. Craig


      • Carig,

        The Oriental Institute is a place you must visit. I have been there several times and I love it. When you come, let me know. These days my wife and I are travelling often. If I am in town, I hope we can get together.

        Claude Mariottini


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  6. bobmacdonald says:

    Claude, Is this carnival 159? I think I misnumbered last month’s carnival as 159. Observatório Bíblico has this month’s numbered as 159 in his pingback and I think he is correct. Thanks particularly for the mother’s day link to on the possible back stories. Such a thoughtful reading.


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