The Real December Biblioblog Rankings

Well, it’s been a crazy year in the history of biblioblogging.  We watched Jim West die and ascend into heaven only to return.  This allowed Joel Watts to be the number one biblioblogger … for a little while.

We witnessed a number of attacks on the Biblioblog top 50.

And, now we’ve witnessed the attempted overthrow of the Biblioblog top 50.

But, in the end, the Biblioblog top 50 transcends all of us … perhaps all of reality. #1 can die, ascend into heaven, and return … it can be attacked on all sides … rebels can stage a coup … but the Biblioblog top 50 … well, it just IS.

So, without further ado, congrats to:

*** Twestie ***

He’s still number one on the list and in our hearts … and, here is your OFFICIAL Biblioblog top 50 (watch out, Joel, Mark Stevens’ team is nipping at your heals).

Rank Blogger Blog Name Alexa Rank
1 Jim West Zwinglius Redivivus 61645
2 Joel L. Watts Unsettled Christianity 103771
3 James McGrath Exploring Our Matrix 113291
4 Brian LePort, et al Near Emmaus: Christ and Text 124988
5 John Loftus Debunking Christianity 154331
6 Matthew and Madeleine MandM 158824
7 Marc Cortez Scientia et Sapientia 187567
8 Neil Godfrey Vridar 197734
9 Todd Bolen Bible Places 209298
10 J. R. Daniel Kirk Storied Theology 223540
11 Ferrell Jenkins Ferrell’s Travel Blog 241332
12 Scott Bailey Scotteriology 272153
13 Airton José da Silva Observatório Bíblico 284067
14 Jeremy Thompson Free Old Testament Audio Website Blog 292794
15 Thomas Verenna Musings of Thomas Verenna, The 322586
16 Stephen Smuts Biblical Paths 331115
17 Glenn Peoples Say Hello to my Little Friend 352099
18 Bob Hayton Fundamentally Reformed 360111
19 Mark Stevens Scripture, Ministry, and the People of God 366641
20 Dan Wallace Contra Mundane 371582
21 Jeff Oien Scripture Zealot 376138
22 Craig Simul Iustus et Peccator 436169
23 Henry Neufeld Participatory Bible Study Blog 441895
24 Tim Bulkeley Sansblogue 461288
25 Nick Norelli Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth 462487
26 Matt Dabbs Kingdom Living 464110
27 Daniel O. McClellan Maklelan 467089
28 Robert Cargill Official Blog of Robert R. Cargill, The 474231
29 Gavin Rumney Otagosh 480323
30 Dave Black Dave Black Online 498672
31 Michael Barber, Brant Pitre & John Bergsma Sacred Page, The 540278
32 Rodney A. Thomas, Chad Pressley Political Jesus 560558
33 Doug Chaplin Clay Boy 575201
34 Jim Linville Dr Jim’s Thinking Shop and Tea Room 576810
35 T.C. Robinson New Leaven 590227
36 Chris Terry Walking in the Way of Christ 596751
37 Jason Skipper Pastoral Musings 638120
38 Phillip Long Reading Acts 645696
39 Michael F. Bird, Joel Willitts ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ / Evangelion 667781
40 Jonathan Robinson Xenos 700115
41 Chris Brady Targuman 768484
42 John Hobbins Ancient Hebrew Poetry 796065
43 Brandon Wason Sitz im Leben 804687
44 Tony Burke Apocryphicity 880423
45 Ari Ari’s Blog of Awesomeness 883661
46 Michael S. Heiser Naked Bible, The, PaleoBabble, UFO Religions, Every Thought Captive 888271
47 Bob MacDonald Matthew 954400
48 Darrell Pursiful Dr. Platypus 1040194
49 Rod Decker NT Resources Blog 1052209
50 Justin Allison Old Testament and Ecology 1055896


  • […] date, Jeremy has faithfully maintained these rankings which are determined by Alexa and I am grateful. The new year seems to be shaping up […]

  • […] has December’s Top 50 Biblioblogs up. Take a […]

  • Biased! How can we trust such ludicrously subjective results. As is well known, rankings on Alexa are more likely to be determined by people googling for images than people actually reading these blogs. Utterly meaningless. Only the Original Biblioblog Top 50 provides the objective, true measure of biblioblogs!

    • please, bishop wrong, … the original biblioblog top 50 is the brett favre of ranking systems … i’m retiring … oh wait … no, i’m not retiring. bibliobloggers will go with the one who lets his “yes, be yes and his no, no.”

  • […] On Jeremy’s blog, we are staying steady at #32. […]

  • Now these are the good rankings! Not sure what so-called “Bishop Wrong” was doing.

    • what he does best … being wrong

  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jeremy Thompson, Brian LePort. Brian LePort said: The real biblioblog rankings: […]

  • […] choose to link to Jeremy’s list, for no
    better reason than that I’m on his list. I’m
    back up to #23, which is probably […]

  • well sanity returns after the foray into madness led by the poll dancers. thank heaven for the objectivity of jeremy thompson

  • Jeremy:

    Thanks for the hard work. BTW, my site was Alexa ranked 1,202,863, which I should think would have gotten me on here :-(

  • Oh, I need to go back to school and learn place values in math. Yeah, 1,202, 863 probably puts me down in the late 50’s or 60’s. Sorry for frowning at you.

  • I might disagree with Wrong over who qualifies as ‘sexy’
    but he’s right about this. The whole list becomes irrelevant as the
    sexiest, best, most intellectually sophisticated, most informative,
    creative, witty and incisive blogs don’t even appear on the list! I
    have three “biblio” bloggers (hint – one is a group blog and one
    not always specifically “biblio” but ‘religio’ at least) whose
    posts I read every one of and well worth my time they are too, but
    they’re not here. My goodness – I wonder what that says about a
    certain audience. :(

    • steph,
      it’s true that some good blogs don’t make the list for a variety of reasons. but, many of the blogs on this list a very good and some of them very, very good (like mine ;-)). i don’t see it as an either/or situation. perhaps between this list, wrong’s, and daniel mcclellan’s more blogs will get some good recognition at the end of the month. but, i see no need to throw and the baby and the bathwater.
      also, for blog’s that produce good content, but not consistently or not for a wide audience, i think the carnivals give recognition to these blogs. and, joseph has done a great job of it this month:

  • […] For all you nerds in biblioblogdom there have been new rankings released. We have moved all the way to #4! See here. […]

  • I didn’t need an explanation! 😉 I am quite well aware of all the rhymes and reasons for blogs making, or not making, these lists and fully aware of perceived advantages in having them and even perceived advantages in having the so called carnivals. Curious though, I did slip a glimpse at this month’s, which you linked, and lo only one of my blogs was there. Never fear though, I’m convinced my two missing friends are not mortally wounded and probably prefer not to be included in such a mixed bag. But ultimately these lists have no significant effect on me personally and I neither have time nor inclination to sift through a carnival. I love reading my three blogs because they are written by friends whose scholarship I admire and I love Jim and he’s helpful so I keep up with him too and sometimes he directs readers to odd posts by others here and there. Other than that, my colleague and I continue to keep up with a very bad blog as part of some tiring background research for a book. Tiring because it’s an example of not knowing how to tell the truth but twisting what there is with sarcasm and name calling. I’m not a blogging fan – partly or maybe mainly because of that. It is a perfect example of why unlimited internet freedom can be a very harmful evil and bad thing. And when I see quotation marks I like to see primary references and when I read summarised arguments I like to have read full argued evidence to support it. For this I must resort to printed literature and where there is untruth in that, there is a legal case to be made against it.

    • In my defense, steph, I thought my explanation was awesome ;-).

  • eeeerrrghh even with the “wink” I don’t know how anyone can say that. It sort of makes me want to puke. I didn’t read your blog before and I’m not encouraged to now. But that’s OK as I pretty sure that lots and lots of people think you’re awesome too. :-)

    • Steph, false pride is actually my poor attempt at humor. I really, really don’t think my explanation was awesome.

  • […] The [spurious] Biblioblog top 50 (No. 1 blogger: Jim
    West) […]

  • No Jeremy, no. And as I said, ‘despite the wink’ – so I had kinda worked that out. But even with your great sense of humour, you take alot of things very seriously.

  • […] pastoral work. Well, I would like to note, we ain’t so bad academically either. Two of the top ten biblioblogs in the world have a strong Western Seminary presence: this one and Scienta et Sapienta, the blog of […]

  • […] who don’t know, this list is not to be
    confused with the top 10 list, the top 20 list, or the other top 50
    list.  I personally think this is a bit ridiculous and agree
    with Bob Cargill that we need some kind of […]

  • Hi – thanks for the Alexa thingy – though I think the ranking is subject to vibrations in the ether. Could you please correct my title. I am not ‘Matthew’ oriented (wanted to be but NT is not yet for me.) My blog is called Dust And please add as Poetry of Christ (named after Christopher Smart). PofC is strictly a psalms commentary. Dust is on the Writings and is more of a blog.

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