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Join as a full member if you are a professional scholar and interested in participating fully in the society. This includes attending and presenting papers at meetings, full access to career resources and participating in the governance of the Society.

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Student Membership

Currently enrolled students will receive most of the benefits of a full membership but student members are limited to presentation of one paper per Annual Meeting. Submission of a copy of your student ID is required within two weeks of the start of your membership. Student Member Restrictions

Public Membership

Public memberships are for those interested in the many on-line benefits of SBL membership. Public members are restricted from many aspects of membership and cannot participate in the governance of the Society or propose papers for any SBL meeting although they can attend.

Please note that members formerly holding ICI membership will select the rate appropriate for them from the table above and renew their membership online, by fax, or by phone. Learn more about the International Cooperation Initiative (ICI).

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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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