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Biblical Studies Carnival VII is Online at Daily Hebrew

1st July 2006

I am happy to announce that Biblical Studies Carnival VII is online at Chip Hardy’s Daily Hebrew. Chip has done a great job — make sure to take a look at it. Well done, Chip.

Biblical Studies Carnival VIII will be hosted by Kevin Edgecomb at Biblicalia in the first week of August, 2006. Look for a call for submissions on his blog sometime in the middle of the month.

As you are reading posts around the blogosphere this month, make sure to nominate appropriate posts for the next Carnival.

About the Biblical Studies 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:

  • Academic: 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 encouraged.
  • 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.

The Biblical Studies Carnival also serves to highlight a variety of blogs — from well known to lesser known. All blogs are welcome to submit relevant posts to the Carnival. In this way a Carnival is an excellent way to let others know about a blog you frequent or gain new readership to your own blog.

To submit a blog post for inclusion to the Biblical Studies Carnival you may do one of the following:

  1. Send the following information to the following email address: biblical_studies_carnival AT If you’re not sure whether a post qualifies, send it anyway and the host will decide whether to include it.
    • 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 [number]” in the subject line of your email
    • Your own name and email address.
  1. Use the submission form provided by Blog Carnival. (This is probably the easier option if you only have one nomination.) Just select “biblical studies carnival” and fill in the rest of the information noted above.

For more information, consult the Biblical Studies Carnival Homepage.

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Happy Canada Day, eh!

1st July 2006

Happy Canada Day, eh!

For unaware readers, Canada Day is the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of “Canada” on July 1st. This year marks Canada’s 138th birthday. Happy birthday to us…
Here are twenty-five signs that you might be Canadian:

  1. You know all the words to “If I had a million dollars” by The Barenaked Ladies, including the inter-stanza banter between Steven and Ed.
  2. You understand the phrase “Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine on the chesterfield.”
  3. You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.
  4. You drink Pop, not Soda.
  5. You dismiss all beers under 6% as “for children and the elderly.”
  6. You don’t care about the fuss with Cuba. It’s a cheap place to go for your holidays, with good cigars and no Americans.
  7. You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.
  8. You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
  9. You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
  10. You can do the hand actions to Sharon, Lois and Bram’s “Skin-a-marinki-dinki-do”.
  11. You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada. You make a mental note to talk about it at work the next day.
  12. You brag to Americans that Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion & Mike Myers are Canadians.
  13. You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing ‘u’s from labor, honor, and color
  14. You know what a touque is, eh!
  15. You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  16. You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced “Zed”.
  17. Your local newspaper covers the national news on two pages, but requires six pages for hockey.
  18. You know that the four seasons mean: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road work.
  19. You know that when it’s 25 degrees outside, it’s a warm day (You also think -10 C is mild weather).
  20. You understand the Labatt Blue and Molson Canadian commercials.
  21. You know how to pronounce and spell “Saskatchewan”.
  22. You perk up when you hear the theme song from “Hockey Night in Canada”.
  23. You are in your first year of university and not a “freshman”.
  24. “Eh?” is a very important part of your vocabulary and is more polite than, “Huh?”
  25. You actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all of your Canadian friends! Then you send them to your American friends just to confuse them!

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