After reading Mark Goodacre's belated notice of Biblical Studies Carnival II, I suddenly realized: "Whoa, I'm hosting BSC:III ... I'd better get some things together!"
So this is the official call for submissions and nominations for the third Biblical Studies Carnival. What is a "Biblical Studies Carnival"? Tyler Williams summed it up well:
The Biblical Studies Carnival is patterned after the History Carnival, the Philosophers’ Carnival, and the Christian Carnival, among others.
A blog "carnival" is a blog post where a host blogger links to and sums up the best blog articles in a given subject area in specific period of time. The host typically rotates among a number of different bloggers ensuring diversity and different perspectives in the subject area. Some carnival hots will group entries following different themes, while others go through the entries in order of submission (the former is preferred, though not required).
What does this mean? It means you get to tell me what carnival-itize. You suggest, I assemble (with short consideration as to relevance, of course). I've already flagged a few posts, but I need your help to pull it off. Please note: Only posts made in the month of February 2006 will be considered.
If you read blogs in the Biblical Studies realm, send email with links to suggested posts (your own blog or someone else's blog) to: biblical_studies_carnival AT hotmail DOT com. Or use the submission form at BlogCarnival.com. Either way, I'll get the submissions and cobble together a post that will pale in comparison to the brilliance and mastery displayed by the ineffable Tyler Williams in the Electric Boogaloo version Biblical Studies Carnival.
If you're a blogger in the Biblical Studies realm, send links to your stuff using the above methods. Please don't be bashful about selecting a few of what you consider to be your best posts of the month and send them my way; this is one cool way to expand your blog readership. People who don't normally read your stuff will click on the link and end up at your site; if they like it they may just decide to stick around. What could be better?
BSC:III will run in early March. I'm shooting for March 1 but may be just a little late.