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Location: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Interests: My family (Stephanie, Duncan, and Emma), my dog (Karamat), religion (Christianity), baseball (my second religion), foreign travel, vexilology, languages, history, cooking, chess, bicycling
Expertise: Biblical Studies, particularly Pentateuch; archaeology; Egyptology; languages
Occupation: College Professor
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|April's biblical studies blog carnival is up and running at Blue Cord. Please drop by there for the best in biblical bloggings from the month of April.|
The Biblical Studies Blog Carnival for April will be hosted on Blue Cord, my new blog. This post is the call for submissions to the carnival.
To quote from Tyler F. Williams, the grand poobah of the Biblical Studies Blog Carnival:
The goal of the Biblical Studies Carnival is to showcase the best of weblog posts in the area of academic biblical studies. By "academic biblical studies" we mean:
Posts must represent an academic approach to the discipline of biblical
studies rather than, for instance, a devotional approach. This does not
mean that posts have to be written by an academic, PhD, or professor --
amateurs are more than welcome! Nor does it mean that posts must take a
historical critical approach -- methodological variety is also
- Biblical Studies: Broadly
focused on discipline of biblical studies and cognate disciplines,
including Ancient Near East, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Christian
Origins/New Testament, Intertestamental/Second Temple literature (e.g.,
LXX, Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo, Josephus, etc.), Patristics, Biblical
Criticisms and Hermeneutics, Biblical Studies and popular culture,
among other things.
I encourage you to submit your nominations from April. You may do so either by going to the Blog Carnival home page and using their form or by e-mailing the following information to email@example.com:
Please note that you may nominate your own posts or those of another
blogger. You do not have to be a biblioblogger to submit a post. Those
who read the blogs are also encouraged to submit nominations.
- The title and permalink URL of the blog post you wish to nominate and the author’s name or pseudonym.
- A short (two or three sentence) summary of the blog post.
- The title and URL of the blog on which it appears (please note if it is a group blog).
- Include "Biblical Studies Carnival V" in the subject line of your email.
- Your own name and email address.
Studies Blog Carnival V will be posted the first week of May.
|I apologize if anyone has tried to go to my new Blue Cord blog. There was some miscommunication between me and the host, and they had not registered the domain name. It is now up and running, but it can take up to 24 hours for all domain name registries to be informed of the new domain. After that, everything should go smoothly.|
|For some time I have been wanting to move my blog to a space that is more flexible and would allow me to use WordPress, a rather powerful blogging tool. So, just last week I purchased my own web space and domain name.|
As of today, Karamat is no longer a biblioblog. I will be continuing to post information about our work in Lithuania here as well as information about our travels. But I have started a new blog on the study of the Bible at my new site, bluecord.org. Eventually, I will be starting another blog on bluecord.org that will deal with our travels and work, but right now I don't have the time to do that. Bluecord.org will expand overtime to include a number of sections on biblical studies, as well as information about our family, our work, and blogs by my wife and son.
I am taking this step not only because of a desire to use WordPress, but also because of the poor service I have received from Xanga. Although I bought the premium service, they almost never respond to e-mails for help. I sent five or six of these over a two month period, but only got one response. Their help pages are not set up well either. Xanga is fine for small blogs, but it is difficult to do serious work here. So, I am moving on.
For those of you who are bibliobloggers, I would like to request that you update the links to my blog on your pages. If you would like to continue reading what I write, you will also need to update your RSS feeds. I look forward to seeing you at the Blue Cord.
|Grace comes in many forms on Easter, including some that are unexpected.|
While on my way to church yesterday morning, the nice police officer with the radar gun wanted to have a chat with me. I was doing the equivalent of 35 mph in a 30 mph zone, and two of them were pulling in car after car.
He asked to see my documents (you must always have ownership papers with you when you drive). Those I had with me. Things got a little sticky, however, when he asked for my driver's license, which was sitting at home. He decided to let me go home and get it. I returned with it in a few minutes. Fortunately, the police officer did not speak English, so he did not see the section where it said the expiration date was two months ago (I can't renew until I return to America next month). He examined them and told me he was going to have to write a ticket. I said I understood, and then he let me off with a warning. So, I was driving without my license, which was expired anyway, and he let me off.
This means I have still have never received a speeding ticket. I have only gotten one prior to this, and on appeal the judge overturned the ticket.