Oct 092013
 

top50linksThis ranking has used MajesticSEO for data on the number of domain names with links pointing in to the blog, and this allows for all blogs to be ranked with a somewhat meaningful metric. It also goes beyond the top 50. Please let me know if you want a biblioblog added to future rankings.

As you may be able to guess, the age of a blog is even more important when it comes to the number of inbound links from different domains. This is one of the facts that has substantially changed the order of top biblioblogs listed below, when compared with the previous list of the top 50 by traffic.

(The numbers on the right are the number of different domains linking in. More info below.)

With no further ado… why not add some of these to your blog reader?

1. Jesus Creed  389
2. NT Blog 218
3. Zwinglius Redivivus 198
4. Bible Places 197
5. 5 Minute Bible 172
6. The Sacred Page 166
7. Rethinking Biblical Christianity 155
8. Hypotyposeis 151
9. Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth 150
10. Exploring Our Matrix 146
11. Unsettled Christianity 145
12. The Tell es-Safi/Gath Excavations Official (and Unofficial) Weblog 144
13. Larry Hurtado’s Blog 144
14. Higgaion 142
15. ESV Bible Blog 132
16. Crossway.blog 131
17. Faith & Theology 116
18. Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean 115
19. Biblicalia 104
20. Political Jesus 102
21. Near Emmaus: Christ and Text 99
22. NT Resources Blog 97
23. Abnormal Interests 97
24. Bible Films Blog 95
25. XKV8TR 94
26. Ferrell’s Travel Blog 93
27. Eis Doxan 93
28. This Lamp 92
29. Tabor Blog 90
30. NT/History Blog 88
31. The Bible and Culture 87
32. Daniel B. Wallace 87
33. Biblical Studies and Technological Tools 86
34. Crux Sola 83
35. Participatory Bible Study Blog 81
36. The Aramaic Blog 80
37. Alin Suciu 79
38. Ricoblog 76
39. The Biblical World 72
40. Daniel O. McClellan 71
41. The Musings of Thomas Verenna 69
42. Chrisendom 69
43. The Naked Bible 68
44. P.ost 67
45. Sansblogue 66
46. Bock’s Blog 64
47. Bible X 63
48. Dr. Claude Mariottini 62
49. Believe, Teach, and Confess 62
50. Thoughts on Theology 61
51. God Didn’t Say That: Bible Translations and Mistranslations 61
52. The Bart Ehrman Blog 60
53. NT Pod  60
54. BLT — Bible * Literature * Translation 59
55. Dust 58
56. Vridar 58
57. First Things 57
58. Eerdword 57
59. Les actualités du Monde de la Bible 56
60. Accordance Bible Software 56
61. Anumma 55
62. Reading Acts 53
63. New Testament Musings 51
64. ESV Study Bible  49
65. Bible Geek Gone Wild 49
66. Macintosh Biblioblog 48
67. Kol ha-adam / כל־האדם 47
68. Crypto-Theology 47
69. NT Discourse 46
70. Women in Ministry 45
71. Review of Biblical Literature 44
72. New Testament Perspectives 44
73. Psephizo…It all adds up 42
74. Ancient Hebrew Grammar 42
75. New Life 41
76. Polumeros kai Polutropos  40
77. Heavenly Ascents 40
78. Catholic Bibles 40
79. Ger Vatoshav 39
80. Hesed we ‘emet 38
81. Remnant of Giants 37
82. Hope’s Reason 37
83. καὶ τὰ λοιπά 36
84. Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman 36
85. Observatório Bíblico 36
86. Stephen Huller’s Observations 36
87. Pisteuomen 35
88. Words on the Word 34
89. Peje Iesous 34
90. T&T Clark 33
91. Earliest Christianity 33
92. Antiquitopia  33
93. Verily, Verily 32
94. Old testament passion  32
95. Initial Explorations 32
96. Aantekeningen bij de Bijbel  31
97. TorahBlogga 29
98. Shields Up 29
99. Bible Background 29
100. Awilum 29
LXXI 28
Happy Surprise 28
Apocryphicity 28
Serving the Word  27
Koinonia 27
Estudos Bíblicos 27
On Not Being a Sausage  26
The Book of Doctrines and Opinions 25
PaleoJudaica 25
For the Sake of Truth 25
Ιστολόγιο βιβλικών σπουδών / Biblical Studies Blog  24
LXX Studies 24
Blogos 24
Pergament 23
Nerdlets 23
Gptsrabbi  22
Bibbia Blog 22
Sheffield Biblical Studies  21
Biblical Languages 21
Estudios Bíblicos  20
Professor Obvious 19
Língua Hebraica  19
Baker Academic Blog 19
The Poulos Blog 18
Diglot 18
Addenda & Errata 18
Running Heads 17
Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians 17
Paul and co-workers 17
Euangelion Kata Markon 16
Biblische Ausbildung 16
Walking Toward Jerusalem 15
Dr. Platypus 15
Center for the Study of Christian Origins 15
Aндрей Орлов’s Journal 15
Walking in the Way of Christ 14
The Blog of the Twelve 14
Paulus 2.0 14
Michael Langlois 14
Leithart.com 14
Joining in the Conversation 14
Forbidden Gospels Blog  14
Evangelical Textual Criticism 14
Arne Berge 14
Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies 13
Quadrilateral Thoughts 13
Markus Vinzent 13
Evangelion / ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ 13
Eksegeettinen safari  13
Diaspora 13
David Lincicum 13
Auckland Theology, Biblical Studies, et al 13
In The Text 12
Hokhma 12
Candida Moss 12
Baptist Bookworm 12
Ancient Hebrew Poetry 12
Peter Kirby 11
Chioulaoshi Blog / 邱老師網誌 11
Better Bibles Blog 11
The Bible in Church and Academy 10
Keep in touch…!  10
Duke Newt 10
Biblista-ateista 10
Biblical Studies at Leuven 10
ἐνθύμησις 9
Stant Litore 9
NLT Study Bible 9
Identity Formation in the New Testament 9
Cataclysmic 9
Årstein Justnes’ Blogg 9
The Thinking Professor 8
Teknia 8
Ralph the Sacred River 8
OTTC: A Blog for Old Testament Textual Criticism 8
Otagosh 8
Apocrypha Gnostica 8
PhD & Dissertation Advice 7
Hermeneutics and Human Dignity  7
Greek Language and Linguistics 7
Biblical Language Centre 7
bible-tech.com 7
Remythologized 6
NLT 6
Law, Prophets, and Writings 6
Klaas Spronk’s Weblog 6
Ketuvim 6
Kata ta biblia 6
First Followers 6
BiblicalStudies.org.uk 6
Auslegungsache 6
Ad Cummulus 6
The Overcaffeinated Greek Professor 5
Nathan Eubank 5
Brice C. Jones 5
Bible Study and the Christian Life 5
A Word in Edgewise 5
In Ephesus / ἐν ἐφέσῳ 4
Hidden Perspectives 4
Emma England 4
Dunelm Road 4
Biblical Research 4
Amsterdam NT Weblog 4
womensHebrewBible 3
The Jesus Blog 3
Philonica et Neotestamentica 3
Marked by the Lamb: PazNaz Study of Revelation 3
Judy’s research blog 3
Japanese Biblical Studies 3
Idle musings of a bookseller 3
Early Christian Archives (τὰ ἀρχεῖα) 3
Davar Akher / דבר אחר 3
Biblical Studies journal alerts 3
Balshanut / בלשנות  3
Atheist Biblical Criticism 3
Αγία Γραφή και Πρωτοχριστιανισμός 2
Worthless Mysteries 2
Bible Software Review 2
ANZABS The Aotearoa-New Zealand Association of Biblical Studies 2
Verbum et Fides 1
Tyndale Tech 1
Mauro Pesce 1
e-homo religiosus 1
Alan Hooker 1
About the Bible / Περί της Βίβλου 1

 

Creating any list of top biblioblogs creates two issues:

  1. What’s a biblioblog, and what is not?
  2. How do you order them?

As an example of an issue of the first type, the “Logos Talk” blog would rank number two in the list above if it were classified as a biblioblog, but it has no place at all if it isn’t. This is necessarily something on which people might disagree, but I’ve stayed almost identically close to the classification of “biblioblogs” at the official top 50 site (with the subtraction of Logos Talk and the Bible Works blog and with the addition of Jesus Creed and a couple others being the exceptions).

In my last post, I gave an ordering by Alexa Traffic rankings. Beyond the question of the correspondence of these rankings with actual traffic of the blog (a real one, especially when dealing in small numbers), there is also the more serious problem that there is no separate data on certain blog publishing systems such as Patheos and LiveJournal, which doesn’t do justice to the popular blogs there.

At the risk of using a set of data problematic in a different way, this list is a bit more inclusive than the last one. If it still doesn’t include what you think should be there or if you know another good method of constructing an order, please let me know.

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  18 Responses to “The Top 225 Biblioblogs by Linkage”

  1. Where is Faith & Theology by Ben Meyer?

  2. How do you distinguish .ca from .com or for that matter .uk.co? My blog as meafar.blogspot.com shows significant differences in linked domains though the addresses resolve to the same result.

  3. Not fair! 😉

    My blog on the list (diglot.wordpress.com) has the old web address that I haven’t used in years. My actual web address (diglotting.com) would surely make the Top 100! :)

  4. Observatório Bíblico has moved. It is located, since March 8, 2010, at http://blog.airtonjo.com/.

  5. […] Peter Kirby has made a ranking of biblioblogs using a different method than has been used in the past: by number of other sites linking there. Exploring Our Matrix comes in at #10. Click through to see the others. […]

  6. Would my lowly blog make the cut?

    theologicalmusings.wordpress.com

  7. Thanks for the great list!

  8. […] Peter Kirby posted the top 225 biblioblogs by linkage. […]

  9. […] sites hosted on some platforms (such as Patheos or LiveJournal). Soon after I followed up with the Top 225 Biblioblogs by Linkage, which sought to be more inclusive (both in the number of blogs listed and by using a method that […]

  10. I’m interested how freedominorthodoxy.blogspot.com would rank?

    By the way, thanks for giving your time to do this,

    JW

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