Dec 312013

top50Previously I had posted the Top 50 Biblioblogs by Traffic, which used Alexa rankings and which could not rank 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 could rank them all), but this post used a metric (number of domains linking in) that does not correlate well with the amount of traffic received recently.

So I’ve blended the methods: Alexa is used for rankings, and sites that can’t be ranked that way are interpolated into the list using discretion and a peek at various other stats. Below is the Winter 2013 quarterly report on the top biblioblogs. Think about adding any that interest you to your regular reading.

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


As before, please let me know if there’s a blog you want to see in the results next quarter.

  20 Responses to “Top 50 Biblioblogs: Winter 2013 Report”

  1. Hi, I would be grateful if you would please reply to my two emails about my site being entered onto this list.

    If you do not want to put my site on your list, the right thing to do would be to let me know the reason/s why.

    As I recall the Bible tells us, the disciples of Jesus were not the learned men of the time, but simple fishermen.

    Thank you.

    Alice Harding

  2. […] Peter Kirby of EarlyChristianWritings.Com has ranked the Top Biblical Studies blogs by Alexa Ranking and Linkage. Check out his Winter 2013 report. […]

  3. […] Kirby has the Top 50 Biblioblogs Winter Report at his […]

  4. It looks like you have averaged the Alexa rankings over the three months – is that a good guess?

  5. Has my blog totally slipped off the grid? I’ve never been concerned with ratings, but I’m surprised it’s not on here at all now. It may be partly because I haven’t been posting as much, along with obvious lack of interest in the content.

  6. Note to self: add Loren Rosson, The Busybody.

  7. […] Kirby is keeping the Biblioblog Top 50 alive and running. See also the 5th Septuagint Studies Soiree, and yet another list of the top 100 […]

  8. Not sure I left my comment in the right spot.

    Hi, at one time I was on the list, and my blog is currently on the “Complete List” (at the biblioblogtop50 WordPress site) but it isn’t showing up in your quarterly reports. Blog name: Fundamentally Reformed, Blog url: I’d appreciate if you could include it in the reports. My blog is registered in Alexa, does it need to be registered anywhere else?


  9. […] in the last report, the method here uses Alexa rankings very strictly whenever they are available. For some sites […]

  10. […] in the last report (and like the one before it and the one before that), the method here uses Alexa rankings very strictly whenever they are […]

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