Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

It has been three years since I hosted The Biblical Studies Carnival. Before I list some of the most outstanding posts for April, allow me to take a short trip through memory lane.

The April 2019 Biblical Studies Carnival will be Carnival Number 159. Since the Biblical Studies Carnival is published on the first day of each month, this means that the Carnival is 13 years and three months old. A lot has been changed in the blog world in the last thirteen years.

I began blogging in 2005; the Carnival was born in 2006. When I began blogging, bloggers used to link their blogs to other bloggers. The purpose of linking was to attract more viewers to one’s blog and to advertise the kind of material bloggers were publishing.

As I prepared the April Carnival, I noticed that most bloggers do not link their blogs. Bloggers today are lone…

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