It’s the Biblioblog Top 50 - for the month of June 2009!
The Biblioblog Top 50 ranks each biblical studies blog, or “biblioblog,” by the total traffic or “hits” it receives each month.
The Number 1 Biblioblogger this month is…
So what else is hot in biblical studies blogging for the month of June 2009?
John Anderson (Hesed weʾemet) stormed into the Biblioblog Top 50 this month, up 44 places from his previous blogspot ranking to No. 33. His sudden ascension to biblioblogging fame was due not only to his exemplary Old Testament blogging, but also due to his Blogger of the Month interview on Biblioblogs.com, and not the least due to the (not one, but two) interviews he carried out with himself during the month of June.
Here are the new blogs we have added to the Complete List of Biblioblogs this month, along with some other changes in the biblioblogosphere. They are worth checking out:
- After a long absence, old school biblioblogger Brandon Wason returned to form on Sitz im Leben. We discovered The Hyrax on Holy Hyrax, who confesses that while he may have found his emunah, he is still searching for motivation to keep halacha. We were pleased to discover Old Testament scholar Renita J. Weems’ SomethingWithin.com. A blog from Årstein Justnes was added to our small but growing list of Norwegian biblioblogs, just as his thesis was published by Peter Lang: The Time of Salvation: An Analysis of 4QApocryphon of Daniel ar (4Q246), 4QMessianic Apocalypse (4Q521 2), and 4QTime of Righteousness (4Q215a). Prof. Michael L. Satlow of Brown University has accumulated a wonderful series of podcasts on the development of Israelite history ‘From Israelite to Jew’, which are well worth the listen. Last year, Mark Alterman commenced a blog for a Kentucky Christian University grad class called “OT Research and Application,” which he has now transformed into a more permanent resource for OT research, called, appropriately enough, Biblical Research. Prof James M. Kennedy of Baylor University shares his views on the Psalms and other Old Testament literature on his new blog. We also discovered Nevada blogging Samuel on Epiginoskein. The controversial Guild of Biblical Minimalists also returned to biblioblogging this month, in fulfilment of their great commission of “Purifying Biblical Studies since 1987.” But why 1987?
- We were notified that Ruth P. Martin, translator for The Pioneer Bible, posts Greek word studies at The Pioneers’ New Testament. Also, Christian Feminism came, perhaps briefly, back to life this month.
- Mark Goodacre officially launched his podcast blog, NT Pod this month. Also, Jason began blogging on Eis Doxan in May. We decided that even though Peter J. Leithart specializes in theology, he writes so many posts (and books) on biblical studies that he should be on the biblioblog list. We also noticed Altair, who blogs now and again on Depósito Teológico, as well as Luciano Costa, who blogs a little more frequently on Veritas Omnia Vincit. We found out that Vlad (Text and Theology) has been blogging biblical studies for a number of months now. Matt Evans reads books at Broadcast Depth. And we added Michael Metts‘s self-titled blog, and Rich S’s An Exegete Reflects, and found Clifford Kvidahl having some Theological Musings. Prolific biblioblogger Bob McDonald started a blog on Matthew in May, which fulfills what had been spoken through the prophets about these end times (Eccl. 12:12bc-13a). Doug Chaplin, previously yet briefly of Blogito Ergo Sim, and previously and not briefly of Metacatholic, has now become a Clay Boy. Ben Witherington transferred his blog to BeliefNet, which unfortunately means that we can’t obtain any statistics for his blog anymore. But all of this was eclipsed by the news that Johannes Weiss had resurrected from the dead (with who knows how many other saints of the First Historical Jesus Quest), and was blogging, oddly enough, in Italian, on The Apocalyptic Blog.
And here’s the full list of the Top 50 Biblioblogs for June 2009:
|Rank||Prev.||+ / -||Blogger||Blog Name|
|1||1||-||Jim West||Jim West|
|2||2||-||Joel L. Watts||The Church of Jesus Christ|
|5||39||34||Mandy and Calvin Park||The Floppy Hat|
|6||7||1||Daniel and Tonya||Hebrew and Greek Reader|
|7||8||1||John Hobbins||Ancient Hebrew Poetry|
|8||3||-5||Ben Witherington||Ben Witherington on the Bible and Culture|
|9||9||-||Thomas Verenna||The Musings of Thomas Verenna|
|10||5||-5||Airton José da Silva||Observatório Bíblico|
|11||124||113||V. Henry T. Nguyen||Punctuated Life|
|12||4||-8||James McGrath||Exploring Our Matrix|
|13||12||-1||Mark Goodacre||NT Blog|
|15||10||-5||Peter M. Lopez||Beauty of the Bible|
|16||13||-3||Various||Biblioblog Top 50|
|18||21||3||Nick Norelli||Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
|19||27||8||Tyler F. Williams||Codex|
|20||16||-4||Claude Mariottini||Claude Mariottini|
|21||101||80||Douglas Mangum||Biblia Hebraica|
|22||139||117||Doug Chaplin||Clay Boy|
|24||33||9||Andy Naselli||Thoughts on Exegetical, Biblical, Historical, Systematic, and Practical Theology|
|25||20||-5||Tommy Wasserman, et al||Evangelical Textual Criticism|
|26||11||-15||Michael S. Heiser||The Naked Bible, PaleoBabble, UFO Religions, Scribal Practices, Two Powers in Heaven
|27||52||25||Rod Decker||NT Resources Blog|
|29||125||96||Rachel Barenblat||Velveteen Rabbi|
|30||28||-2||Roland Boer||Stalin’s Moustache|
|31||30||-1||Mike Aubrey||ἐν ἐφέσῳ / In Ephesus|
|32||31||-1||April DeConick||Forbidden Gospels Blog|
|33||77||44||John Anderson||Hesed we ‘emet|
|34||42||8||J. K. Gayle||Aristotle’s Feminist Subject|
|35||35||-||Ken Brown||C. Orthodoxy|
|36||54||18||David Ker, et al||Better Bibles Blog|
|37||-||-||Peter J. Leithart||Leithart.com|
|38||14||-24||Dave Black||Dave Black Online|
|39||72||33||Brian Fulthrop||συνεσταυρωμαι: Living The Crucified Life|
|40||56||16||T.C. Robinson||New Leaven|
|41||47||6||Andreas Kostenberger||Biblical Foundations|
|42||65||23||Mark Stevens||Scripture, Ministry, and the People of God|
|43||50||7||Art Boulet||Finitum Non Capax Infiniti|
|44||63||19||Antonio Lombatti||Pseudoscienze cristiane antiche e medievali|
|45||60||15||Adam Couturier||Mishlei Adam / משלי אדם|
|46||67||21||Mike Whitenton||Ecce Homo|
|47||51||4||Michael F. Bird, Joel Willitts||ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ / Evangelion|
|48||40||-8||Peter Enns||Peter Enns|
|50||36||-14||ElShaddai Edwards||He Is Sufficient|
Some technical info on how the stats are calculated is included here.