What Should We Talk About? (on Ralph)
. . . . One thing I hope we don't talk about is the term "biblioblogger." There the term is, and we're stuck with it. And I hope we don't discuss "what is a biblioblogger," or the forgery scandal, or minimalism, or the historical Jesus, or what our desks look like, or which character from the Simpsons we are, or such worthy-but-irrelevant topics.
What Would Jesus Blog? (on NT Gateway)
This short post generated a series of interesting replies, including:
"God-Blog" or "Biblioblog". What's The Distinction? (on Biblical Theology)
. . . . To put it another way, in terms of magazines: "God blogs" are the "People" magazine of religion and religious studies while "biblioblogs" are the "Expository Times". The people interested in "People" are very likely, if they are of a religious bent, to read the "God-blogs" while the readers of Expository Times (Or JBL or CBQ or ZAW) would more likely be interested in biblioblogs. (By the way, as to which biblioblog is akin to which learned Journal I will leave to the readers decision).
CARG Biblioblogging Session @ SBL (on Sansblogue)
. . . . What's the use of blogging to a biblical scholar? or Why bother? Because if we can't answer that one we might as well all stay home, and carry on blogging...Mark Goodacre on the "God-blogging" phenomenon and academic blogs [I think this post may have been removed; it was on Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean blog]
(Would we then be "blogging a dead horse"?)
This latter post was followed up by Tim Bulkeley on Sansblogue, Who is a biblioblogger?. See too:
jesus and biblioblogging, history and theology (from The Stuff of Earth).
See also on Deinde:
Who reads biblioblogs?
. . . . I do wonder if the 'ideal' of academics connecting with the public is actually being played out (this is a genuine question, not a rhetorical one). For instance, has Paleojudaica or any of the other biblioblogs been 'cited for clarification' in the media? Or has any of the bibliobloggers actually done a poll of its readers?Update (23.29): On Bible Software Review Weblog, Rubén Gómez comments on Rick Brannan's paper.