Biblical Studies Carnival: The Scandal of the Numbering Scandal!

As it turns out, the Biblical Studies Carnivals this year had the correct numbers after all. Regrettably, the list on the Biblioblog Top 50 had skipped a number between March and April 2013. We were wrong. We have taken measures to help ensure that such an error does not recur (adding arabic numerals).

Thank you to Bob MacDonald for pointing out our error. You were right all along. The Carnival covering the June 2018 period was indeed the 148th Biblical Studies Carnival. The Biblioblog Top 50 therefore repents, in dust and ashes.

The Biblical Studies Carnival List has been updated accordingly.

The Complete List of Biblioblogs has been Updated, with a Gender Analysis

The Biblioblog Top 50 has updated its Complete List of Biblioblogs. Please have a look to see what interests you in the world of biblical studies blogging.

In 2009, we analysed the gender of biblical studies bloggers (“Bibliobloggers Overwhelmingly Male and Goy”). The results revealed that biblioblogdom was highly male-dominated. These results correlated strongly with the dominance of “Very Conservative” and “Fairly Conservative” bloggers in the field of biblical studies.

Gender of Bibliobloggers 2009

As the following graph shows, the highly male-dominated nature of biblioblogging has continued today, while the overall popularity of the medium has declined.


Do you know of a biblioblog that should be added to our list?

As we have only recently updated the “complete” list, it is quite probable that some biblioblogs are still missing. We would appreciate it if you let us know of any blogs which you think should be included, either in the comments or by emailing biblioblogtop50[at]yahoo[dot]com. The list aims to include all blogs (including podcasts) which deal primarily with matters concerning academic biblical studies. We believe it offers a useful resource for readers and bibliobloggers.

Biblical Studies Carnival: Numbering Scandal!

Update: We were wrong. See the correction post.


We have recently updated the list of Biblical Studies Carnivals, for your reading pleasure. Check it out!

But in updating the list, we discovered the Greatest Scandal in the 13-year history of the Biblical Studies Carnival. From 2018, the carnival numbers have gone awry.


When Bob MacDonald (Dust) hosted the carnival covering the month of January 2018, he numbered it the 143rd Biblical Studies Carnival. But the carnivals had not been numbered for quite a few months before this. Scandalously, it was not the 143rd, but the 144th carnival. Oh Bob, how could you?!?

As a result, the February 2018 Carnival was not the 144th, but the 145th. The March 2018 Carnival was not the 145th, but the 146th. Fortunately, the April 2018 Carnival was not numbered. But the May 2018 Carnival was incorrectly numbered as the 147th, when it was the 148th.


We just hope that the True Numbering may be restored.


The Biblioblog Top 50 for June 2018

We are pleased to present the Biblioblog Top 50 for June 2018!

The Biblioblog Top 50 is the official ranking of biblical studies blogging, based on total hits each blog receives. Although posting somewhat less regularly in recent years, the Biblioblog Top 50 is pleased to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. Yet those whom we really want to celebrate are the many bibliobloggers who continue to inform and entertain us – with their views and opinions at the cutting edge of biblical studies.

Congratulations in particular to the Number One Biblioblogger for June 2018: Jim West.

And the moment you have all been waiting, and waiting for: here is the Biblioblog Top 50 for June 2018:

1 Jim West Zwinglius Redivivus
2 James McGrath Religion Prof
3 Marg Mowczko New Life
4 Bart Ehrman The Bart Ehrman Blog
5 Ben Witherington The Bible and Culture
6 Peter Enns The Bible for Normal People
7 Jim Davila PaleoJudaica
8 Michael F. Bird, et al Evangelion / ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ
9 Michael Heiser The Naked Bible Podcast
10 Neil Godfrey Vridar
11 Andrew Perriman P.OST
12 Claude Mariottini Dr. Claude Mariottini
13 James Tabor Tabor Blog
14 Michael Barber, Brant Pitre & John Kincaid The Sacred Page
15 Bob MacDonald Dust
16 Larry Hurtado Larry Hurtado’s Blog
17 Airton José da Silva Observatório Bíblico
18 Daniel B. Wallace Daniel B. Wallace
19 J. P. van de Giessen Aantekeningen bij de Bijbel 
20 Craig Keener Bible Background
21 Tommy Wasserman et al Evangelical Textual Criticism
22 Michael Langlois Michael Langlois
23 Abram K-J Words on the Word
24 Lindsay Kennedy My Digital Seminary
25 Ben Winter, Johanna Byrkett, John Ehrett, et al Conciliar Post
26 Tim Bulkeley 5 Minute Bible
27 Bob Cargill XKV8TR
28 Deane Galbraith Remnant of Giants
29 Krista Dalton et al Ancient Jew Review
30 Jones Mendonça Numinosum
31 Jacob J. Prahlow Pursuing Veritas
32 Matt Page Bible Films Blog
33 April DeConick Forbidden Gospels Blog 
34 Deane Galbraith, James Crossley Biblical Studies Online
35 Oliver Achilles Auslegungsache
36 Mark Goodacre NT Blog
37 Darrell Pursiful Dr. Platypus
38 J. K. Gayle et al BLT — Bible * Literature * Translation
39 Anthony Le Donne et al The Jesus Blog
40 Brent Nongbri Variant Readings
41 Alin Suciu Alin Suciu
42 Micheal Palmer Greek Language and Linguistics
43 Ben C. Blackwell Dunelm Road
44 Aren Maeir The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog
45 Manuel Rojas Estudios Bíblicos 
46 Brian W. Davidson Brian W. Davidson
47 Charles Savelle Bible X
48 Mark Goodacre NT Pod 
49 Tony Burke North American Association for the Study of Christian Apocrypha
50 George Athas With Meagre Powers

Update: We added a few blogs that we first missed from the Top 50, resulting in some minor changes in position.


Top 50 Biblioblogs – March 2015 quarter

The top 50 biblioblogs (and more) for the March ’15 quarter:

1. Jesus Creed
2. Observatório Bíblico
3. Bibbia Blog
4. New Life
5. Teknia
6. Bible Places
7. Zwinglius Redivivus
8. The Bart Ehrman Blog
9. Debunking Christianity
10. Rethinking Biblical Christianity
11. Exploring Our Matrix
13. First Followers
14. Sansblogue
15. Thoughts on Theology
16. 5 Minute Bible
17. Reading Acts
18. Tabor Blog
19. Larry Hurtado’s Blog
20. Bible Study and the Christian Life

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Top 50 Biblioblogs – June 2014 quarter

The top 50 biblioblogs (and more) for the June ’14 quarter:

  1. Zwinglius Redivivus
  2. Jesus Creed
  3. Observatório Bíblico
  4. New Life
  5. Bibbia Blog
  6. Rethinking Biblical Christianity
  7. Reading Acts
  8. Bible Study and the Christian Life
  9. Debunking Christianity
  10. Exploring Our Matrix
  11. Henry Neufeld
  12. Unsettled Christianity
  13. Aantekeningen bij de Bijbel
  14. Bible Places
  15. Dust
  16. Peter Kirby
  17. Tabor Blog
  18. 5 Minute Bible
  19. Sansblogue
  20. Teknia

See the complete list at:

Top 50 Biblioblogs – March 2014 quarter

The top 50 biblioblogs (and 180 more) for the March ’14 quarter:

  1. Zwinglius Redivivus
  2. Jesus Creed
  3. Observatório Bíblico
  4. New Life
  5. Debunking Christianity
  6. Reading Acts
  7. Rethinking Biblical Christianity
  8. Exploring Our Matrix
  9. Bibbia Blog
  10. Henry Neufeld
  11. Aantekeningen bij de Bijbel
  12. Bible Study and the Christian Life
  13. Bible Places
  14. Sansblogue
  15. Unsettled Christianity
  16. Dust
  17. Teknia
  18. The Naked Bible
  19. 5 Minute Bible
  20. Tabor Blog

See the complete list at:

Top 50 Biblioblogs – December 2013 quarter

The top 50 biblioblogs (and 180 more) for the December ’13 quarter:

  1. Zwinglius Redivivus
  2. Jesus Creed
  3. Observatório Bíblico
  4. Bibbia Blog
  5. Reading Acts
  6. Teknia
  7. Rethinking Biblical Christianity
  8. Aantekeningen bij de Bijbel
  9. Exploring Our Matrix
  10. Debunking Christianity
  11. Bible Places
  12. Bible Study and the Christian Life
  13. Bible Geek Gone Wild
  14. The Naked Bible
  15. Unsettled Christianity
  16. New Life
  17. Near Emmaus: Christ and Text
  18. Henry Neufeld
  19. Peter Kirby
  20. Thoughts on Theology

See the complete list at: