Biblical Studies Carnival XXIX (April 2008)

[Jim West, Dr. Jim West, May 1, 2008, original URL: http://jwest.wordpress.com/2008/05/01/biblical-studies-carnival-29/]

Welcome to the 29th (XXIXth for you purists out there) Biblical Studies Carnival. The Biblical Studies Blogging World has expanded from a dozen or so blogs just a few years ago to literally hundreds and has become more a Universe than simply a small planet. ‘Carnival’ doesn’t really convey the extensive activity of biblio/biblica-bloggers during the month of April; and ‘circus’ just seems a bit too derogatory- so someone wiser and brighter than I will have to come up with an appropriate term which expands “Carnival” to something more accurate. And because there are now so many posts and posters, I will have missed many worthy and worthwhile contributions, for which I apologize in advance (and blame the several of you who saw them but didn’t pass word along).

I’d like to ask you to start out by taking a look at Chris Brady’s really fascinating and thought provoking piece about blogging here along with its follow-up here. Then, take a look at Chris Heard’s response here. Drew Tatusko has also pitched in with some worthwhile observations here. These posts will speak for themselves and you’ll know right off why they’re in first place. When you’ve done that, take the next step and explore the Carnival.

 

Postings for this particular Carnival are organized by theme and include something a bit new in that discussions on various of the better known e-lists are also included. Though, you will correctly have already noted, discussion lists aren’t properly ‘blogs’, they do still offer an astonishing source of information that many may simply have overlooked. I’ve also added a category for Conferences since it has now become quite fashionable (and from my own point of view immensely appreciated) for some bloggers to offer descriptions of conferences they attend and papers they hear (or sleep through). Finally, besides posts dealing with actual archaeological issues, I’ve also included another category titled ‘Archaeological Misdeeds‘. It’s fairly self explanatory. If some or other category is not of interest to you, oh gentle reader, skip down to the ones which are. Categories are easily discovered as you will instantly see below.

Hebrew Bible / Old Testament / Ancient Near East

Abnormal Duane has investigated the ‘case of the disappearing cuneiform tablets’. His first installment is here. The second, here. And finally, the third, here.  Greg Boyd did a series on God the Warrior which is certainly worth a look. I’ve linked to Darrell’s post on the matter because he has links to the series.  Tyler Williams wrote a fine post on the subject of Exiled Gods in the ANE and the Bible.

T&T Clark announced the publication (in May- so perhaps those reading this Carnival then can pick up a copy quite soon)(and for July for folk in the States) of a new book that will be of immense interest to those who work in the field of studies concerning the use of the Old Testament by the writers of the New. The book is titled Evoking Scripture and Steve Moyise is the author. And still another book edited by Moyise, and this time concerning Deuteronomy in the New Testament, is nicely reviewed by James McGrath.

Justin Jenkins does the unthinkable and unconscionable and discusses the ’s’ word in connection with Leviticus 15. It’s not for the faint of heart (which of course means that by now everyone has clicked on the link to see what it’s about. Oh you filthy lot…)  John Hobbins had some interesting observations on Deut. 32:8-9 and shows what careful and meticulous attention to textual detail when applied to the Hebrew Bible can do.

Chuck Jones announced that over 100 volumes of Oriental Institute (University of Chicago) materials are now online (including CAD), free, and downloadable. It’s quite a marvelous collection and Chuck has links to all the goodies.

Chris Brady makes mention of a new book by Bruce Chilton on sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In all of Chilton’s books, one learns far more about Chilton than the subject matter. His book on Jesus is simply a fairy tale; as is his take on Paul. Doubtless his take on Abraham and sacrifice will offer more of the same imaginary tale spinning. That said, if you like your biblical studies laced with frenzied fantasy and more imagination than substance, Chilton’s new book will fill the bill.

And, addressing a perennial question (for those in the trenches, anyway) Stephen Cook talks a little bit about those bizarre chapter and verse divisions in the Bible. What was Stephanus thinking? That’s why, personally, I like the Zurich Bible of 1531. Just Chapters. No verses. And if I could get by with it, I’d abandon those chapter divisions too. If only there were some other way of getting around in the Bible without them…

Speaking of bizarre, Chris Tilling has reviewed, in five parts, John Goldingay’s new Old Testament Theology from IVP. Not that his review is bizarre. What’s bizarre are the endorsements by Longman, Mary Evans, and Robert Hubbard. I don’t even know what Hubbard is talking about… Anyway, parts One and Two, Three, Four, and five are available at the links provided.

Airton Jose da Silva points to an interesting assertion- that archaeology proves that Moses didn’t exist. Enjoy, if you dare. But be forewarned, archaeology cannot prove a negative.

New Testament

April DeConick has stepped outside Apocryphal matters and weighed in on the always dicey Synoptic Problem. Indeed- she actually suggests that there is no solution to it! This will make the entire ‘cottage industry of synoptic studies’ very happy as it ensures their continued employment. For my part, the Synoptic Problem was solved decades and decades ago in this simple formula: Mark wrote first using a variety of oral traditions. Matthew and Luke used Mark and a common source (called by most, “Q”). They then added their own material. Then along came John and in a maverick move, went his own way, paying no mind to anything that had come before. That’s why John’s is the best of the Four- he’s an original thinker. So, even though April thinks there’s no solution- there really is. People just need to accept it.

On a different matter, Jim Getz wonders aloud what to do with those pesky and difficult eschatological passages which may, in his post title, be errors! Oh woe betide thee Jim, for using the ‘E’ word. Following Hobbinsianity is perilous indeed.  Chris Spinks asks a very good question when he asks, what should a New Testament Introduction course introduce the students to? What should be covered in such a course? My guess is the New Testament; but it’s still a good question because it isn’t asked often enough (perhaps because it’s understood that the subject matter of an introductory course on the New Testament cover the New Testament). [And similarly, by the way, the same question was asked in relation to Old Testament Survey. Kids these days…].

Neil Godfrey offers some interesting observations on the letter to the Galatians (always a fun read- especially the ‘let them hack it off’ bit).  Phil Harland offers an informative (I almost wrote ‘fun’ but that wouldn’t please Phil at all) podcast which discuss the Judean portrait of Jesus as the new David and new Moses in the Gospel of Matthew (with part two here). Give a listen but do note that Tom Thompson’s book, The Messiah Myth, is much fuller and more accurate.

1 Cor 9:27 seemed to preoccupy a number of bibliobloggers during April. Doug’s done a good job of rounding up all the more engaging posts and responding to them here.

Mike Bird doesn’t pass up the opportunity to make mention of a new book by Richard Bauckham on Christology- and I’m glad he does so. It looks like a very intriguing volume. He also reviews Maurice Casey’s new book on the Son of Man problem and shows what a sharp eye and clever mind diminutive Aussies can possess.

Another new book on the horizon is one by Ben Witherington III on Rhetoric and the New Testament- a sample chapter of which he offers here. Ben’s really a very intelligent scholar and I actually do like a great deal of what he has to say- if only he hadn’t sided with the pro-Ossuary forces of darkness. Alas, I suppose all of us hold one or two ideas others may not hold in common. Well, I mean all of YOU, since anyone with an ounce of sense knows I’m always on the right side of every issue.

Tim Ricchuiti is on the right side of an issue when he assigns to the footnotes the spurious ‘Adulterous pericope’ found in the Gospel of John and mobile (in various locations) in the textual tradition of the Gospel of Luke. Someone has obviously told the lad that the oldest and best manuscripts of the Gospel don’t include it. It’s a nice story, but it’s obviously and clearly secondary. So, Tim and I agree for once! If I were a bell, I’d ring.

Returning to the focus here, again about books, Michael Barber (Brant Pitre, actually but Michael’s the one I know so I use his name) wonders after reader’s favorite books on the Historical Jesus. Astonishingly, he left off the best and most influential of the lot, that of David Friedrich Strauss. And it seems Brant has his own book on the subject coming out through Eerdmans. He notes that the book has taken over three years to write. Which means that his book is taking longer than Jesus’ ministry. That just doesn’t seem right does it?

Concerning Jesus, John Davies has a good response to Darrell Bock’s Jesusanity. And Mark Goodacre remained passionate about the Passion which aired on BBC. He discussed it some in March and he does so again in April.   Ben Witherington applies his (mostly) clear eye to Matthew 18:18 and sees what’s there, ratifying on earth what must be plainly known in heaven.

The perennial question concerning the inerrancy of the bible was addressed again in April, this time by James McGrath in connection with the genealogies of Matthew and Luke. Take a look and then think about it.

Finally, Rick Brannan is working on a paper he’ll deliver at the annual ETS meeting and he’s been alla about αλλα during the month of April. But, you say, what has that to do with the Olympics in China? Nothing, I reply, but it is a fun read. Who knew that αλλα could provide so much grist for the mill?

Discussions

In case you don’t already know of them, there are several lists (in no particular order) which offer stimulating and very often quite informative forums for discussion of biblical studies themes. The newest is the Biblica-List and offers participants opportunities to discuss both exegetical and theological issues.  Then there’s the Biblical Studies List which focuses on exegetical, archaeological, textual, linguistic, and other issues related to the wider field of Biblical Studies. Another of the older lists (and the replacement of the now defunct ANE List) is the ANE-2 List, which focuses primarily on Ancient near eastern societies and texts. Crosstalk is focused on Historical Jesus issues; Corpus-Paulinum is concerned with, yes, you guessed it, you astute thing you, Pauline studies; and finally, G-Megillot focuses on Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. There are others, of course, but these are the most active and, in my opinion, the most interesting.

Discussion lists are valuable in that they allow interested persons in far flung places opportunity to interact with the ’superstars’ of Biblical Studies (and related things). One of the most useful means to carry this out is the ‘Online Colloquium’ which allows folk real, honest, direct, and still cordial interaction with famed and rightly famous authors.

Richard Bauckham held forth on the Biblical Studies List in April in such a ‘Colloquium’ with a discussion of, mainly, his new book The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple. Visit the archives and search for ‘Bauckham’ and you should find most of it.

Discussions in April also included lots of blogger banter about a new edition of the Bible for our Orthodox friends titled The Orthodox Study Bible. I’m not Orthodox (or, some would say, orthodox), but Kevin Edgecomb is and he’s done a great job of keeping up with the debate.

But discussions don’t just take place online these days (I know, that’s a shocker!). The Good Dr. Deirdre Good announced in April plans for a reading/seminar course on the Mary’s (in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions). I presume that by ‘Mary’s’ she means Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Jesus. See her post for all the relevant details.

Ben Witherington III and Amy-Jill Levine (who has no numbers after her name so I’m adding the Roman Numeral I- because she’s a top notch lecturer) did a little conversing of their own at Duke in April on the subject of Paul and Women. Doubtless it was a delight and you can decide for yourself by listening to the lectures.

Peter Chattaway reviewed a film that has generated just about as much, if not more, discussion on the biblioblogs than any other: Ben Stein’s Expelled. Read Peter’s review and you’ll know everything there is to know about it. After that, take a look at a dissenting view by Claude Mariottini (with whom I agree- against the stream and in spite of the inevitable ballyhooing of Doug and others). And yes, I realize that this isn’t, strictly speaking, a biblical studies theme – except in the sense that it discusses themes from Genesis.

Archaeology

A fascinating new gadget by Robert Cargill has been added to the toolbox of students of Qumran archaeology with the launch of his Virtual Qumran desktop program. This model allows users to ‘fly around’ the site and investigate it in a way not formerly possible. I offered a ‘proto-review’ here.

Chris Brady demolishes the silly argument presented in a recent essay in the Biblical Archaeology Review which asserts that scholars who hold to the Essene theory of Qumran habitation are hiding their ‘heads in the sand’.

Speaking of archaeology, James McGrath (and others) noticed that the Biblical Archaeology Review has issued its annual ‘Find A Dig’ edition. One really can’t appreciate what archaeology is all about until they put their hands in the dirt and carry a few hundred buckets to the dump pile and then, from time to time, find something fascinating. Hearing someone in the next square over yell out ‘Professor Hirschfeld, come over here!’ sends a rush of adrenalin no one sitting in front of a computer video game can experience. Digging really is an adventure no one should miss.

Stephen Pfann offers an interesting take on the evidence provided by coins for observance of Sabbatical years, with a second installment here, a third here, a fourth here, a fifth here, and a sixth here.

Aren Maeir has a report of his visit to ‘Goliath’s Tomb‘. Be sure to read it, or you might go away with the wrong impression. Aren also mentions the free availability of Harris’s ‘Stratigraphy‘. Free stuff is always cool.

Claude Mariottini makes describes a fire sale which features some cool sounding Babylonian artifacts. While I understand that the sale of antiquities is a legitimate business, I can’t ever escape the notion that ancient stuff ought to be in a museum somewhere- because such things belong not to a few, but the many. Which leads, by the by, quite nicely to the next segment:

Archaeological Misdeeds

In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some in April still maintained the authenticity of the ‘James Ossuary’ inscription. I mention in that connection an interview with Ben Witherington on the topic and James Crossley puts the question to the issue in his typically pointed way. And on the same archaeological fraud, Antonio Lombatti posted the photo of the chap who was able to fool the likes of Cross and FItzmyer and Lemaire. As an aside, the trial of Golan et al is dragging along, still puttering after three long years with, apparently, more plodding expected, though at the end of the month a slight bit of news came out. Perhaps the fates will smile on the younger generation and they will see the end of this trial. I’m not hopeful that we oldsters will, any more than I am hopeful that we shall see the completion of Clines’ Dictionary of Classical Hebrew.

And, just in case you actually thought that you had heard the last of the Talpiot Tomb thing (or prayed that you had)- ah, no, it wasn’t to remain in the grave in April, with new statistical analyses being offered- the goodly Darrell Bock making mention of one here. Mark Elliott has further buttressed the case contra-craziness with an analysis of the Talpiot tomb stats here (but do beware, it’s a pdf file and the link is directly to it). If you dare, step Inside the Numbers of the Talpiot Tomb. April DeConick points as well to a report from Canada concerning the Talpiot Tomb thing (a bit late, eh Globe and Mail?) But that does give me an idea- the Royal Ontario Museum can host the Talpiot artifacts in a special display the next time the SBL meets up that way. It will go over, doubtless, at least as well as the last one did and maybe better if it’s marketed correctly. But, my fellow pilgrims, if you think the Talpiot Tomb is the real thing, be warned- it has competition in Southern France, where another Family Tomb of Jesus has been discovered and it seems Gabriel Barkay might think there’s something to it! Oh for mercy’s sake… ghastly. If Tabor and Simcha’s Talpiot doesn’t convince you, perhaps the French one will. And if it doesn’t, I’m sure another one will crop up in England sometime soon.

As usual, Antonio Lombatti has two eyes on Ebay where he regularly spots fraudulent archaeological trinkets on sale to the gullible. For example, here’s a nail from Jesus’ cross! Doubtless some biblical ’scholar’ somewhere said to someone ‘oh yes, that could be it because they used spikes just like that back in the first century.’

Textual Criticism

Randall Buth kicks off the month of April, on the TC side of things, with a short post discussing the importance of Textual Criticism and Synoptics, the Case of ευθυς. His intention isn’t immediately self evident but he – happily – directs interested readers at the conclusion of the post to further work he’s done on the topic. And you thought TC was irrelevant and boring!

And, speaking of TC and its lack of ‘boring-ness’, a cache of manuscripts was discovered in Albania and Mark Hoffman briefly mentions it and offers links to the description of the find.

April DeConick isn’t terribly thrilled with the most widely used edition of the Greek New Testament and decided to denote April (the month, not herself) Manuscript Month. Her dismay concerning the rather silly method Nestle and Aland used in compiling their edition (a composite text that never existed) is fairly widespread and someone somewhere needs to produce an edition of the Greek New Testament based on one text with variants printed in the margin- like every respectable edition of the Hebrew Bible ever produced in modern times.

April inspired Eric Sowell to post a very fine summary of the differences between various of the more widely known editions of the Greek New Testament.

Meanwhile, the debate between Bart Ehrman (anything but conservative) and Dan Wallace (anything but non-conservative) on matters text critical April 4-5 is mentioned over on Evangelical Textual Criticism (as opposed to non-Evangelical Textual Criticism- whatever that, or the other, might be) and in comments the fact that mp3’s and CD’s of that debate are available too (or should be by now).

Conferences

Duane Smith attended WECSOR (the west coast edition of the SBL) and though that meeting actually took place at the end of March, he didn’t post on the doings until April (and thus their inclusion in this month’s edition of the Carnival). Duane’s paper was doubtless a hit (though he’s too shy to say so)- since any paper titled “מַשְׁתִּין בְּקִיר – An Echo of Divination in Biblical Hebrew?” would have to be a delight (and perhaps even teenager-ish twitter).

On the other side of the pond, Mark Goodacre presented a paper at the Oxford Conference on the Synoptic Problem titled The Evangelists’ Use of the Old Testament and the Synoptic Problem and he blogs the Conference here, and here and here and finally, here. Tim Lewis has also provided a link to the Conference papers that have been made available online. Peter Head attended the Oxford Conference as well, and mentions a side trip offered to participants to examine some of the Oxyranchus papyri, including, Peter notes, the two most recently published. And Stephanie Fisher gives her take on the Conference in a delightful overview here.

Kar Yong makes mention of a fascinating symposium featuring Robert Jewett on the book of Romans. I’d loved to have gone to that one- but it was halfway around the world.

Looking ahead, John Lyons pointed out the upcoming (in August) meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies and in particular he summarized the papers to be presented in the “Bible and its Reception” session.

And from the ‘oh no you didn’t’ category, it seems the AAR has reconsidered its breakup with the SBL and plans to coordinate future meetings with it. Pat McCullough noted the email sent out from the AAR Directors. Nice to have them back in the fold after their period of ‘wandering in the backslidden, secluded wilderness.’

People

Florentino Garcia Martinez was honored in April with being named Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. Jim Davila spotted it first and offers his congratulations as I offer mine to the very learned Professor. Well done indeed!

Doug Chaplin was interviewed by Brandon Wason for the monthly Biblioblogs.com ‘Blogger of the Month‘. It’s interesting not least because it allows an open window on the soul of one of the most self-effacing Brits in biblicablogdom.

Another member of the blogging community, David Ker, has been added to the list of those participating in the Better Bibles Blog (a group blog). Without seeming irreverent, I do have a question for the folk over there: ‘What the devil are you thinking adding Ker to your happy family??? ‘ You’ve invited the wicked prodigal to the supper table and he’s sure to steal the rolls off the children’s plates. He makes up Psalms of his own, for pete’s sake… he’s quite mad!

With wicked prodigal’s in mind, I’d like to draw your attention to a fairly new blog by Bishop NT Wrong of Durham (NC). Let’s all joyfully welcome the good and clever bishop into our loving biblioblogging fold, along with Ken Schenck who – though active for a while – has finally come under the unwavering glare of my ever watchful all seeing eye.

Scott Bailey returned to bibliologdom after a MUCH too long absence (it seems like years) in April, and we’re glad to have him back. He’s funny. And sharp eyed. Don’t miss his delightful posts.

April 19th marked the anniversary of the death, in 1560, of one of the most significant Greek/New Testament scholars in the history of the Church, Philip Melanchthon. Another Philip celebrated the anniversary of his birth on April 20th, Philip Davies (and I dare not disclose the year of his birth lest I be tortured in a quite violent way by being forced to listen to 50 of NT Wright’s Sermons straight in a row- a torment devised to make even such a one as Chris ‘The Wrightianist’ Tilling cringe in fearful dismay).

The death of two notable scholars shocked us all when we received word that David Noel Freedman had died on the 8th of April and Krister Stendahl on April 15th. They were such giants, such treasures- they will be sorely, sorely missed.

Oh, and this must be mentioned, on the 30th of April, 1526, Huldrych Zwingli published his Über den ungesandten Sendbrief Fabers Zwinglis Antwort. (Yes, he must be mentioned even in a Biblical Studies Carnival. You should know by now better than to even ask).

Joseph Lauer and Jack Sasson don’t blog- but they do run private mailing lists and those lists provide so much useful information that they deserve mention here as well. Joseph and Jack should blog, and maybe they will one day. Perhaps, if they are encouraged to, they may even be wiling to do so before the next Carnival. I hope so.

And though he isn’t a biblical scholar, Ben Myers gets an honorable mention this month in the Carnival simply because I very much liked this posting. Ben’s always got great things to say and he’s a genuinely likable guy.

Finally, Michael Pahl let’s all the PhD holders in on a little secret, and Mike Bird has a little advice to PhD students of his own (something about Greco-Roman something or other). Meanwhile, Tim Brookins too has something to say to PhD wannabes (and I use that term with the utmost respect- I couldn’t think of anything less wordy to use and am doing my best to resist the temptation to point out that Theologians and Biblical Scholars should be more concerned with Theology than Philosophy and bow the knee less to the ‘whore reason’ [as Luther names her]).

Thanks for visiting- I hope you’ve found something here you hadn’t spotted during April and will make those blogs mentioned part of your reading habits. And look for the next Carnival, number 30. That’s XXX (and I’m extraordinarily happy that I didn’t get that one- imagine, a Biblical Studies Carnival posted in the Sixth Month with XXX as the header…. Oh the anguish. Oh the horror….)

[n.b.- from time to time in the preceding you may have sniffed just a whiff of sarcasm. If so, good nose! If not, well there’s no help for you. A Carnival is supposed to be full of fun. So, humorless soul, begone with ya to read Oprah’s website]

25 responses to “Biblical Studies Carnival 29 (XXIX)”

1 05 2008

You did a great job with the Carnival, Jim, (and you weren’t even obsessed with Zwingli)!

1 05 2008
James Pate (00:35:05) :

That really was an NT Wrong blog! I was hoping that NT Wright had started one.

1 05 2008
ntwrong (00:44:26) :

A masterful summary. My mitre is off to you.

Bishop N. T. Wrong
Durham (NC)
Free Universal Interfaith Church

1 05 2008
Gail Dawson (01:12:12) :

Jim, thank you for a delightful carnival! One of the best!

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Chuck Grantham (01:27:05) :

Holy [deleted], that’s a lot of links!

Thanks for this! Now go rest before someone is wrong on the Internet. Again.

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Celucien Joseph (09:07:37) :

Terrific review Jim!

1 05 2008
Esteban Vázquez (09:09:22) :

Truly wonderful job, Jim! Makes me wish I had written something worthwhile in April.

1 05 2008
Danny Zacharias (09:13:28) :

How could you forget the most important NT poll of the month!

1 05 2008
Rick Brannan (09:42:41) :

Youdaman, Jim! Thanks for the carnival.

(Now, I gotta wash off the cotton candy vomit the punk kid Tilling spat upon me whilst riding the Tilt-A-Whirl … )

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Good job here, Jim.

From your humorless friend, Phil.

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Claude Mariottini (11:49:11) :

Jim,

I really enjoyed reading the way you presented your selections for the XXIX Carnival. I appreciate the sarcasm and humor with which you approached your assignment.

Claude Mariottini

1 05 2008
Weekend Fisher (12:38:44) :

Hi Dr. West

I notice that my submission wasn’t included. Was it too far outside the scope of the carnival?

Take care & God bless
WF

1 05 2008
Chris (12:45:17) :

Jim,

I feel a little misrepresented. I never wondered what an introduction course on the NT should introduce students to. I am pretty clear on what is the focus of the course, namely the New Testament. My post and questions dealt with the time constraints I have with the course. I was wondering what are the more important matters that I should address during class time given the limited amount of time and given that I did not want to spend class time only repeating what the students have presumably read in the textbooks.

I just wanted to make that clarification, less I be branded a dumb twit who questions whether the NT should even be taught in a NT course. I want to be clear. I am doing my best to introduce the NT to my students. Young though I am, I would hate to be forever seen as one of the “kids these days.”

Peace,
Chris Spinks

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James C (18:18:44) :

Well if Wrong takes off his mitre you know you’ve done a good job.