This month’s biblical studies carnival is now post at that jeff carter was here. It has quite the range of subject matter including an intriguing lecture on 1 Enoch, as well as a chart to help you keep your Mesopotamian deities straight. Overall, it looks like a great carnival.
But if that were not enough. Jim West has taken it upon himself to put together his own party of carnival links. He apparently opted for a carnage theme this month (?). Regardless, he has some good links posted as well.
Next month’s the biblical studies carnival will be hosted by yours truly. If you gather any good links over the next 30 days make sure to pass them along.
Brill has just announced a forthcoming translation and commentary on the Animal Apocalypse of 1 Enoch (1 Enoch 85-90) authored by St. Mary’s College (Moraga, CA) professor Daniel C. Olson. In addition to a fresh translation, a notable feature of the book is the interpretive perspective that the author takes. Here is an excerpt from the publisher’s page:
Daniel Olson argues that the promise of universal blessing in the Abrahamic covenant is presented in the Animal Apocalypse as the governing dynamic in a sacred history that begins and ends with humanity in general. The authentic Jacob/Israel will appear in the end times and be the catalyst of universal salvation.
Intriguing indeed. The book is scheduled for release next month, but you can order it here.