The Society of Biblical Literature was founded in 1880 to foster biblical scholarship.
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  Full Membership $105.00
  Student Membership $60.00
  Public Membership $55.00

Which membership should I choose?

Full - Full members receive all of the benefits of membership. Join as a full member if you are not a student and you are interested in proposing a paper for an SBL meeting or participating in the governance of the Society.

Student - If you are a current student, choose this membership. You will receive all of the same benefits as a full member. Please send us a copy of your student ID within two weeks of the start of your membership.
 
Public - Join as a public member if you are interested in the many benefits of SBL membership, but you do not desire to participate in the governance of the Society or to propose a paper for an SBL meeting. These are the only member benefits public members do not receive.
 
ICI - Reduced Membership Rates!
***Members in qualifying countries may also pay the reduced fees of $15 for full membership and $10 for student membership through the International Cooperation Initiative (ICI). The membership form with these reduced rates can be found on the ICI Online Books page.
 
Please note that you must have a current email address to register online. You may also download the membership form and mail or fax it to our office.

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Membership is for individuals only. If you are an institution and would like to subscribe to the Journal of Biblical Literature or the Review of Biblical Literature, please download the subscription form and mail or fax it to our office.

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Join SBL Today and receive the many benefits of membership. Please note that you must have a current email address to join online. You may also download the membership form, fill it out, and fax or mail it back to us.
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