The Biblioblog Top 50 is Looking for Volunteer Administrators

Are you interested in maintaining The Complete List of Biblioblogs? Or The Complete List of Facebook Biblical Studies page? Or the Biblical Studies Carnival List?

Then The Biblioblog Top 50 wants you!

We are looking for volunteers to keep each of these lists up to date. Preferably, the task would suit a biblioblogger, but we welcome anybody who is interested.

If you would like to help, please email biblioblogtop50 [at]!

Featured Blogger Interviews ( now archived at Biblioblog Top 50

Mark Hoffmann recently noted on Mark Goodacre’s NT Blog that the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine had archived the “Featured Blogger Interviews” from the now defunct (Brandon Wason, John Hobbins and Jim West).

As these will undoubtedly be of interest to many biblical studies bloggers and their readers, and for ease of access, these are now archived here at the Biblioblog Top 50.

See: Featured Blogger Interviews

See also:
Mark Goodacre, “ still defunct,” June 26, 2013
Mark Goodacre, “The joy of failed predictions,” June 26, 2013

The List of Biblical Studies Carnivals: Please Have a Browse!

We have recently updated the List of Biblical Studies Carnivals.

The Biblical Studies Carnival is a monthly carnival showcasing the best of blog posts in the area of academic biblical studies. It commenced in March 2005, with Joel Ng’s carnival (archived on The Biblioblog Top 50), was revived by Tyler Williams for the month of January 2006, and – with the odd hiatus – has continued ever since. The latest Carnival, covering the month of May 2013, was the 88th Biblical Studies Carnival.

Please do have  a browse of this excellent resource.

Updates to The Complete List of Biblioblogs

The Complete List of Biblioblogs, which lists every blog whose primary interest is academic biblical studies, has been updated on The Biblioblog Top 50. We regret that the list had not been sufficiently updated over the last two years and we are now seeking to restore it as a useful tool for biblical studies bloggers and their users.

If you are aware of any blogs which should be added to the list, or any other changes which should be made, please email biblioblogtop50 [at]

For users’ convenience, the top 20 and top 50 biblioblogs are indicated beside each relevant biblical studies blog. Rankings will be revised quarterly, and will take into account the biblical studies content and the impact and popularity of the blog (i.e. applying standard X Factor rules, mutatis mutandis). The first quarterly update will take place for the quarter ending 30 June 2013.

American South Totally Dominates New Testament Biblioblogging

We recently analyzed the locations at which bibliobloggers taught and studied. The study revealed that more than a quarter of bibliobloggers were from the American South. But when we examine New Testament bibliobloggers, the results are even more startling. The American South totally dominates New Testament Biblioblogging. A staggering 2 out of 5 worldwide New Testament bibliobloggers are based down South. On a U.S. basis, 2 out of 3 American New Testament bibliobloggers are from the South.

We encourage comments as to how this may impact on the nature of New Testament biblioblogging overall.

New Testament Bibliobloggers

New Testament Bibliobloggers

This entry was posted on April 22, 2009 at 8:01 pm and is filed under Biblioblog News. You can follow any responses to this entry through theRSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

11 Responses to “American South Totally Dominates New Testament Biblioblogging”

  1. Brandon W said

    April 22, 2009 at 8:39 pmThis is incredibly interesting. I guess there’s a lot going on here in the South! :-)

  2. Brian Small said

    April 22, 2009 at 10:13 pmYour statistics are somewhat misleading since you only consider where people are currently living and not where they originally came from. I am not originally from the south, but from New York, for example.

  3. Biblioblogtop50 said

    April 22, 2009 at 10:48 pm“Misleading”? We explicitly described the statistics as analyzing “the locations at which bibliobloggers taught and studied.” That explained precisely what we meant by bibliobloggers being “from” the American South.

    One might “misunderstand” that, but that’s different from being “misled,” isn’t it?

  4. Danielandtonya said

    April 23, 2009 at 1:31 amSo what happened to the South Africa piece of the pie?

  5. Polycarp said

    April 23, 2009 at 6:24 amKind sirs, if you would direct me to which section you included the great State of West Virginia, in the heart of Appalachia (am I the only Appalachian biblioblogger?). Yes, dear friends, we do have computers.

    Otherwise, I find it interesting that the American South is so represented, considering the less than ‘E’nvangelical voices which I read.

  6. Biblioblogtop50 said

    April 23, 2009 at 8:33 pmWest Virginia is South. You disagree? Pronounce “cooking oil” for me (a phonetic response might be required).

  7. Danielandtonya said

    April 25, 2009 at 3:14 pmIn Texas its, /cu-kin oy-yul/

    In South Africa, /cooh-king ul/

  8. Polycarp said

    April 25, 2009 at 4:24 pmI have spent the better part of two days trying to pronounce it – I reckon it’s /cu-kin oll/

  9. Biblioblogtop50 said

    April 25, 2009 at 4:32 pmPolycarp – that’s South.

    Daniel and Tonya – For Texas, you’re using a lot of unnecessary syllables in oil, compared to up West Virginia way.

  10. Danielandtonya said

    April 26, 2009 at 3:53 pmWe also unnecessarily say edumacation.

  11. Mark said

    June 12, 2009 at 7:33 amMaybe we should call it bubbablogging.

The World of Bibliobloggers – Where Are We From?

More than a quarter of all bibliobloggers are from the American South. Biblioblogging is as Dixie as country music.

We have analyzed where bibliobloggers are teaching and studying, from the information gathered on The Complete List of Biblioblogs. Any surprises?

The World of Bibliobloggers

The World of Bibliobloggers

This entry was posted on April 22, 2009 at 4:01 pm and is filed under Biblioblog News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

8 Responses to “The World of Bibliobloggers – Where Are We From?”

  1. Danielandtonya said

    April 22, 2009 at 4:13 pmIs this where we are from? Or currently blogging from?

  2. April 22, 2009 at 4:45 pmSo long as I didn’t get classified as a southerner just because I’m at Baylor, all is well! I’m a South Dakotan through and through (of which I guess the unifying caricaturing characteristic is pronouncing the state name with a super long “o”).

  3. Mkstevens said

    April 22, 2009 at 7:25 pmI am surprised that Australia makes up 5%!

  4. Jim said

    April 22, 2009 at 7:29 pmcome now john, i’m from california but ive lived long enough in the south that i’m virtually a native now. don’t be ashamed.

  5. Biblioblogtop50 said

    April 22, 2009 at 8:06 pmWe were surprised to find that Australians were literate.

  6. Mkstevens said

    April 22, 2009 at 8:17 pmThat’s a bit rich coming from the deep south! ;-)

  7. April 23, 2009 at 7:11 amJim:

    When you post your total depravity stories, and 9 out of 10 of them are in Texas, I feel a bit ashamed.

    I’ve never thought about it . . . maybe South Dakota makes me a southerner? It’s certainly far better than those Yankee North Dakotans. Bleh!

  8. Jim said

    April 23, 2009 at 2:31 pmHa John!

Bibliobloggers Overwhelmingly Male and Goy

Latest analysis of the list of Bibliobloggers (out of a current total of 181 biblioblogs) reveals bibliobloggers are overwhelmingly likely to bemale and goy.

Maleness stats:


Goyness stats:

This entry was posted on March 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm and is filed under Biblioblog News. You can follow any responses to this entry through theRSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

8 Responses to “Bibliobloggers Overwhelmingly Male and Goy”

  1. Polycarp said

    March 2, 2009 at 4:24 pmMy wife does participate every now and then, but generally on education issues.

    Frankly, I guess I don’t care if the blogger is male or goy.

  2. Danielandtonya said

    March 3, 2009 at 1:42 amWe brought up this gender issue some time ago in a post called ‘Boys’ Club’.

    What if one if Hispanic? That’s neither Anglo-American nor South-American.

  3. Biblioblogtop50 said

    March 3, 2009 at 3:34 pmAny Americans using English in their blogs got put in the Anglo-American category – even though we noted the odd Hispanic and Jewish biblioblogger among them. Ok, we admit, maybe it wasn’t 100% accurate – but it’s probably indicative.

  4. Chris said

    March 4, 2009 at 9:38 pmExcept country of origin does not indicate goyischness. One is a goy if they are a Gentile, a non-Jew. Last time I checked there were many, many Jews living in the Anglo-American piece of the pie.

    Now, it is true of course, that there are very few Jewish scholars blogging and very few blogs dealing with rabbinica and Jewish material. I have noted this before and while there are a few (and a few more have come to my attention lately, I am sure there are more) I would love to see their number increase.

  5. March 5, 2009 at 10:28 amYou mean I’m counted as an Anglo-American?! I PROTEST! I’m no freakin’ WASP. I mean, I fail to fill every one of those categories! ;-)

  6. Chris said

    March 5, 2009 at 11:48 am(Hmm. My comment did not post… error or are you all moderating?)

    This doesn’t really say that bibliobloggers are overwhelmingly goy (although we are) since being goyisch is about religion not geographic locale. There are plenty of Jews residing in “Anglo-America.”

    I have noted on my blog that there are very few blogs dealing with rabbinica and not many more biblioblogs by Jewish colleagues. Has anyone come across more?

  7. Biblioblogtop50 said

    March 5, 2009 at 9:58 pmChris wrote:
    Except country of origin does not indicate goyischness…

    The Biblioblog Top 50 Team reply:
    Pointing out technicalities like that is soooooo Goy.

    Esteban Vázquez asked:
    You mean I’m counted as an Anglo-American?!

    The Biblioblog Top 50 Team reply:

  8. March 10, 2009 at 8:35 pmI read “male and gay” when I first came across the post. That would have been interesting.