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These are the individual Biliobloggers who created the discussion list as a sounding board to bounce ideas and points of interest off of one another pertaining to the Lead Codices and voice them independently on their own blogs. Individual contributions are credited on the pages they appear. In alphabetical order:


Dr. Robert Cargill - XKV8R

Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, The University of Iowa.

Dr. Robert Raymond Cargill is Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at The University of Iowa. He is a biblical studies scholar, classicist, archaeologist, author, and digital humanist. His research includes study in the Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, literary criticism of the Bible and the Pseudepigrapha, and the Ancient Near East. He has appeared as an expert on numerous television documentaries and specials and is an advocate for social justice and public higher education. He previously worked and taught at UCLA.

More about Robert Cargill: (CV)

Steve Caruso, MLIS - The Aramaic Blog

Professional Aramaic Translator. Librarian.

Steve Caruso is a translator of Aramaic (and other old) languages in a professional capacity. His work over the past 10+ years includes language preservation grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, translating for antiquities dealers, private collectors, art pieces and tattoos, as well as for video games, audio dramas, books, theater and film (forthcoming). He also maintains The Biblioblog Reference Library.

More about Steve Caruso: (CV) - Projects: eBethArké: The Syriac Digital Library Project. (2002-2004). The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. (2008-2010). English text edition and translation of the Mandaic Book of John. (2010-present). Cid Meier's Civilization V (2010; script translation, Darius I of Persia).

Dr. James R. Davila - Paleojudaica

Professor of Early Jewish Studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

More about Jim Davila: (CV)

Dr. Mark Goodacre - NT Blog, NT Pod

Associate Professor of New Testament, Religion Department, Duke University.

Goodacre is editor of the Library of New Testament Studies book series and the author of several books including The Synoptic Problem: A Way Through the Maze (London & New York: T & T Clark, 2001) and The Case Against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and the Synoptic Problem (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002). He is well known for the award-winning internet site, The New Testament Gateway, the web directory of academic New Testament resources, and he has his own regular podcast on the New Testament, the NT Pod. Goodacre appears regularly on television and radio to talk about religious matters, especially the New Testament.

More about Mark Goodacre: (CV)

Dr. Dorothy Lobel King - Dorothy King's PhDiva

Classical Archaeologist.

Dan McClellan - Daniel O. McClellan

MA Jewish Studies, University of Oxford. MA Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University (in progress).

Daniel O. McClellan is pursuing an MA in biblical studies at Trinity Western University. He is currently writing his thesis on the development of monotheism in early Judaism. In July 2010 Daniel completed a master of studies in Jewish studies at the University of Oxford, where his thesis, "Anti-Anthropomorphism and the Vorlage of LXX Exodus," was awarded the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies' annual prize for the best dissertation. Daniel also holds a bachelor's degree in ancient Near Eastern studies from Brigham Young University, where his emphasis was Hebrew Bible and he minored in Classical Greek.

David Meadows - Rogueclassicism

ABD Roman Studies, McMaster. MA Classics, Queen’s University (Kingston). BA Classical History & Civilization and History, University of Calgary. BA Latin, University of Calgary. BEd., Brock.

Dr. James McGrath - Exploring Our Matrix

Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature, Butler University, Indianapolis.

Dr. McGrath's main areas of expertise include New Testament and Mandaeism. He also has an avid interest in exploring religious themes found in science fiction and has presented several papers at SBL about the merits of Biblioblogging. The courses he teaches include a course on the Bible every semester, a First Year Seminar on Faith, Doubt, and Reason, and different courses on religion and science fiction.

More about James McGrath: (CV)

Thomas Verenna - The Musings of Thomas Verenna

Independent Researcher, Author, Student - Northampton Community College

Who are you? - I'm a lecturer and amateur historian (until I get my degrees), but have been studying the subject as an independent researcher for several years. I am currently a student double-majoring in Greek and Latin languages and ancient history (Classical Civ). I have coedited an academic collection of essays in the field of Biblical Studies and I have started work on a new coedited project, still in preparation, on Biblical Studies and meme theory.

More about Tom Verenna: (CV) - Memberships: The Society of Biblical Literature, American Schools of Oriental Research, American Philological Association, Association of Ancient Historians. - Publications: 'Is This Not the Carpenter?' The Question of the Historicity of the Figure of Jesus. Equinox, July 2012.

Joel L. Watts - Unsettled Christianity

Independent Researcher, MA(TS) United Theological Seminary.

Joel Watts is a Masters of Theological Studies student with a focus in Rhetorical Criticism of the Gospel of Mark. His interests are in Second Temple Judaism with a focus on intertestamental literature. Currently, he is a TA for Old Testament at United Theological Seminary under Dr. Vivian Johnson, Associate Professor of Old Testament.

Dr. Jim West - Zwinglus Redivivus

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Quartz Hill School of Theology.

Dr. Jim West is Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at the Quartz Hill School of Theology and Pastor of Petros Baptist Church, Petros, Tennessee. He has written a number of books and articles and serves as Language Editor for the Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament and Language Revision Editor for the Copenhagen International Seminar.

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