The Biblioblog Top 50 for June 2018

The Biblioblog Top 50 lives!

Nice to see Words on the Word nearly crack the top 20!

The Biblioblog Top 50

We are pleased to present the Biblioblog Top 50 for June 2018!

The Biblioblog Top 50 is the official ranking of biblical studies blogging. Although posting somewhat less regularly in recent years, the Biblioblog Top 50 is pleased to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. Yet those whom we really want to celebrate are the many bibliobloggers who continue to inform and entertain us – with their views and opinions at the cutting edge of biblical studies.

Congratulations in particular to the Number One Biblioblogger for June 2018: Jim West.

And the moment you have all been waiting, and waiting for: here is the Biblioblog Top 50 for June 2018:

1Jim WestZwinglius Redivivus
2James McGrathReligion Prof
3Bart EhrmanThe Bart Ehrman Blog
4Ben WitheringtonThe Bible and Culture
5Peter EnnsThe Bible for Normal People
6Jim DavilaPaleoJudaica
7Michael F. Bird, et…

View original post 280 more words

Baylor University Press Titles for Black History Month: 40% Off (and Free Shipping)

 

In honor of Black History Month, Baylor University Press is offering 40% off + free shipping on select titles.

The entire list is here, and it includes Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus. Also included is a book I ordered during this sale last year called Muslims and the Making of America. Prices are cheaper than Amazon, and this way you can support the publishers (and authors) more directly.

The sale is good for February with discount code BFE8.

 

February 8: Happy International Septuagint Day!

International Septuagint Day

 

Today is February 8, which can only mean one thing: International Septuagint Day. Happy LXX Day! Take some time to read part of the Septuagint today, in Greek or English.

Here are few more links to explore:

Baylor University Press Titles for Black History Month: 40% Off (and Free Shipping)

unnamed

 

In honor of Black History Month, Baylor University Press is offering 40% off + free shipping on select titles.

The entire list is here, and it includes Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus. There’s also a new-ish book that I plan to order called Muslims and the Making of America. Prices are cheaper than Amazon, and this way you can support the publishers (and authors) more directly.

The sale is good for February with discount code BFEB.

 

Quick Update on the World’s Other “Words on…” Blog (and its New Co-Author)

BD KAVAJ case
Yay for co-authorship! (Image via Brian Davidson)

 

I’ve had fun getting the new Words on the Goods off the ground the last couple months. This site’s sister blog now has its first co-author, Brian Davidson. I’m excited about the possibilities having multiple writers opens up.

Words on the Goods focuses on reviewing high-quality, high-utility gear, as well as the best productivity and life management apps.

Here are a few highlights from recent weeks:

Find Words on the Goods at www.wordsonthegoods.com. If you scroll to the bottom, you can sign up to follow or subscribe to the blog.

 


 

This week’s blog sponsor is MailButler, the feature set you always wished your Mac Mail had (and that I’m glad mine does). Find out more about it here or download and try it free here.

Baylor University Press: 50% Off All Pre-2015 Titles

 

Baylor University Press Sale

 

Baylor University Press is currently offering 50% off all their backlist titles for grad students. (Though unlike previous sales, a .edu address is not required, so others can use the code, too). Two BUP titles I’ve reviewed at Words on the Word, that are both eligible for the sale, are Luke: A Handbook on the Greek Texand Malachi: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (reviewed here and here). You might also consider Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus or †Rod Decker’s Greek Handbooks on Mark.

The sale is good from today through Sunday, June 12. If you use the discount code “BJUN” you can order at a 50% discount!

Baylor Press’s page for the sale is here.

Birth Announcement!

WotG

 

It’s a blog!

I’m pleased to announce the birth of Words on the Goods:

Words on the Goods reviews high-quality, high-utility gear. Writers, audiophiles, tech lovers, and people who actually say EDC out loud will love it here. We bring you in-depth and practical write-ups with hi-res images of the best notebooks, pens, speakers, leather cases, apps, devices, and more.

We’re up and running, and actually have been for some time. Here are a few highlights of reviews from the first couple weeks of its life:

I’ll continue to post occasional product and app reviews here at Words on the Word, but will focus my posts here more on my own writing, sermons, tools for preachers, biblical studies, church life, and the like. If you were always here for the goods, you should go to Words on the Goods and subscribe (bottom left of any page). I’m the sole writer at the moment, but that’s fixin’ to change.

If you like giveaways, go here and enter for a chance to win a 3-pack of some sweet Word. Terrain notebooks.

Feb. 8: Happy International Septuagint Day!

International Septuagint Day

 

Today, February 8, is International Septuagint Day. Happy LXX Day! So read yerself some Septuagint today, in Greek or English.

A few more links to explore:

Not to Shill, But… (Last Day of Logos Bible Software Discount)

Logos 6 Gold

 

I have mixed feelings about Logos marketing–some criticisms expressed here–but I still do, at least for now, participate in an affiliate program of theirs. This helps, among other things, to pay for some of this blog’s minimal expenses and has even in the past funded seminary coursework.

I have no intention to shill, but I do want to share for interested readers that the rate of 15% off any base package in Logos is changing as of tomorrow (12:00 a.m. PST) to 10% off. So if you’re thinking of upgrading, you can do it for cheaper today than tomorrow. If you don’t have money to do it, don’t sweat, pour yourself a cup of tea, and read this post instead. If you do purchase, Logos feeds a percentage of the purchase back to me. If you’re interested, you just order a base package (new or upgrade) through this Logos landing page.

Or use the promo code ABRAMKJ6 when you check out with a base package in your Logos cart. My review of Logos 6 is here.