It’s the Biblioblog Top 50 - for the month of April 2009!
The Biblioblog Top 50 ranks each biblical studies blog, or “biblioblog,” by the total traffic or “hits” it receives each month.
The Number One Biblioblogger this month is Zwingli’s favorite homeboy…
Among the big shakers and movers for the month of April 2009 are:
- Scott Bailey (Scotteriology), up 12 places to No. 7
- David Ker and the gang at Better Bibles Blog, up 37 places to No. 14 (one place behind Evangelical Textual Criticism)
- Art Boulet (Finitum Non Capax Infiniti), up 62 places to No. 27
- Rachel Barenblat (Velveteen Rabbi), up 53 places to No. 31
- Rick Brannan (Pastoral Epistles), up 78 places to No. 37
- David Hymes (Hebrew Scriptures and More …), up 50 places to No. 41
- Andrew Bernhard (Gospels.net) – the new site comes in at No. 22
- El Shaddai Edwards (He Is Sufficient), who returns after a hiatus of a few months, coming in at No. 24
Additions and changes to the Complete List of Biblioblogs:
- This month, Rodney A. Thomas became the 200th biblioblogger added to our ever more complete list, and he biblioblogs postcolonialism, liberation theology, and empire studies at Black Trinitarian Theology. Another welcome new addition is Megan Rohrer’s Transcript, a biblioblog which follows the weekly lectionary readings, reading them through the lens of her experience ”as a queer, transgender, lesbian, feminist, pastor to the homeless in San Francisco (and other such influences).”
- G. Lester Brooke began blogging the Hebrew Bible at Anumma in March 2009, and has already become indispensible. Brenda Heyink from Amsterdam joined in the biblioblogging conversation this month at Joining in the Conversation, where she reveals a special interest in Ezekiel and Jeremiah. We discovered Bryan Bibb’s Hevel.org - Bryan is one of those very rare folk who enthuse over the book of Leviticus. We also found Kilbabo, by Ben, who is (much more understandably) enthusiastic about 1 Samuel. In addition, we noticed that Rabbi Michael Samuel provides regular interpretations of the Tanakh on his blog, amongst other treats. Robert C. Kashow exegetes the Hebrew Bible at Tolle Lege! Rick Mansfield (This Lamp) has been blogging biblical studies since Dec 2003, so probably also deserves to be on the list. David Bokovoy explores the Hebrew Bible, Enoch, and Mormonism on his self-titled blog. Also found was OT Prof, by Jesse Griffin (who is not really an OT prof), and Anthony Loke at Old Testament Passion.
- Andrew Bernhard has transferred operations to gospels.net, where he examines the Gospel of Thomas and other early Christian gospels. You can hear the authentic voice-print of Mark Goodacre on Podacre, where he has recorded 4-minute podcasts on things gospel. J. R. Coffer is blogging Christian origins at A Cruz de Clio, which is also Mike Koke’s focus at The Golden Rule. Also, David J. Larsen, a student of Andrei Orlov, gets mystical and Enochic at Heavenly Ascents.
- During April, Kevin Scull commenced Paul of Tarsus. Another new biblioblog specializing in Paul is Brian LePort’s Near Emmaeus.
- Although Stephen Hebert’s Withering Fig appeared to have withered to its roots two years ago, in February the blog reappeared, proving that it hadn’t been cursed by Jesus. We also found Nathan Stitt’s Discipulus Scripturae, Josh’s For the Sake of Truth, Mike Fox’s Fox’s Wanderings, and Damian Caruana’s A Castle of Nutshells. And we added Bryan L’s The Art of Procrastination, Frank Bellizzi’s Frankly Speaking, and James Bradford Pate’s James’ Thoughts and Musings.
- A notable new addition to biblioblogdom is Alan Lenzi’s new blog called Biblical Scholars and Personal Religion, in which he invited Biblical Scholars “to present their story of the interaction between their professional interests and their personal religion,” – irregardless of “the direction of the journey.” We look forward to the testimonies and anti-testimonies.
And here’s the full list of the Top 50 Biblioblogs for April 2009:
|Rank||Prev.||+ / -||Blogger||Blog Name|
|1||1||-||Jim West||Jim West|
|2||2||-||Ben Witherington||Ben Witherington|
|3||4||1||Joel L. Watts||The Church of Jesus Christ|
|4||3||-1||James McGrath||Exploring Our Matrix|
|5||5||-||Airton José da Silva||Observatório Bíblico|
|6||6||-||Michael S. Heiser||The Naked Bible, PaleoBabble, UFO Religions, Scribal Practices, Two Powers in Heaven
|8||12||4||Mark Goodacre||NT Blog|
|9||7||-2||John Hobbins||Ancient Hebrew Poetry|
|10||8||-2||Thomas Verenna||The Musings of Thomas Verenna|
|11||10||-1||Nick Norelli||Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
|12||16||4||Dave Black||Dave Black Online|
|13||9||-4||Tommy Wasserman, et al||Evangelical Textual Criticism|
|14||51||37||David Ker, et al||Better Bibles Blog|
|18||22||4||Daniel and Tonya||Hebrew and Greek Reader|
|20||13||-7||Phil Harland||Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean|
|21||11||-10||Claude Mariottini||Claude Mariottini|
|23||59||36||Peter M. Lopez||Beauty of the Bible|
|24||-||-||ElShaddai Edwards||He Is Sufficient|
|25||47||22||Douglas Mangum||Biblia Hebraica|
|26||14||-12||Tyler F. Williams||Codex|
|27||89||62||Art Boulet||Finitum Non Capax Infiniti|
|28||21||-7||Rod Decker||NT Resources Blog|
|29||17||-12||Michael F. Bird, Joel Willitts||ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ / Evangelion|
|30||48||18||Darrell Pursiful||Dr. Platypus|
|31||84||53||Rachel Barenblat||Velveteen Rabbi|
|32||50||18||Matt Page||Bible Films Blog|
|35||78||43||Michael W. Halcomb||Pisteuomen|
|36||40||4||Jim Darlack||Old in the New|
|37||115||78||Rick Brannan||Pastoral Epistles|
|38||73||35||Brian Fulthrop||συνεσταυρωμαι: Living The Crucified Life|
|41||91||50||David Hymes||Hebrew Scriptures and More …|
|42||24||-18||Brandon Wason, Jim West, John Hobbins||Biblioblogs|
|43||74||31||Chuck Grantham||A Goula Blogger|
|45||80||35||Cláudia Andréa Prata Ferreira||Estudos Bíblicos|
|46||58||12||Pat McCullough||Kata ta biblia|
|47||61||14||Jeff Oien||Scripture Zealot|
|48||39||-9||Ken Brown||C. Orthodoxy|
|49||62||13||Rob Bradshaw||Biblical Studies|
|50||28||-22||April DeConick||Forbidden Gospels Blog|
Some technical info on how the stats are calculated is included here.
Happy May Day for tomorrow!