Wow! LXXXV is a lot of carnivals. Go and read Carnival of the Liberals LXXXV. My fave:
Greg Laden presents “The Bible as Ethnography.” This is a poor title for an awesome post, in which Greg deals with the idea “that a good chunk of the old Testament is telling a story about nomadic pastoralists”, linked to Southeast African cultures. In other words, could the old Testament be an “African thing”? It’s a fascinating idea.