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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
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There are many educational resources listed of particular interest to biblical scholars and we welcome recommendations. If you discover a website or other resource that may be of interest to biblical scholars, please let us know
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SBL is pleased to offer, in association with Logos Bible Software, a new, critically edited Greek New Testament in electronic and print formats. The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition, edited by Michael W. Holmes, is freely available for download at The print edition can be purchased at the SBL Store. expands search term options The most comprehensive journalists' style guide to religion terms re-launched today with easier-to-use search options and expanded entries.

Research Tools - Find tools for researching and writing papers here.
SBL Handbook of Style is an essential tool for presenting your research.
Read reviews of the latest Scholarship in the Review of Biblical Literature

SBL Citation Builder: Designed for students and scholars writing in the disciplines of ancient Near Eastern studies, Biblical studies, and early Christianity. Build citations easily in SBL Style using this tool from Pitts Theological Library at Emory University.

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Dozens of archaeological digs throughout the Middle East and Europe are looking for volunteers each summer. Go to Find a Dig from the Biblical Archaeology Society to find up-to-date information..
Archaeological Institute of  America's "Archaeology 101" page has great ideas that can be applied to Bible and religion classrooms.
This site is the product of the combined initiative and efforts of several doctorate students in the U.S.A., Argentina and Israel, who felt the need for one site that would concentrate all existing information on doctoral researches around the world.

German PhD Portal
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) recently launched an online portal where prospective doctoral candidates can search and apply for PhD positions across Germany.

Featured Resources:
Virtual Dead Sea Scrolls: See a detailed view of five of the most complete scrolls found at Qumran and dating from the Second Temple period.
Egytpian Hieroglyphs - Ancient Near Eastern Languages: Egytpian Hieroglyphs
Over at Diende they have an easy-to-use  Biblical Studies Glossary 
The Wabash Center has a great list of web resources.
See their Internet Guide to Religion

The Chronicle of Higher Education >>

NOVA's The Bibles Buried Secrets can be viewed at their site. The two hour program is broken into five to ten minute chapters for easier classroom use.
Biblical Fonts
The SBL is currently developing a new series of high-quality fonts for digital and print use. Hebrew was the first in the series to be released followed by SBL Greek. Latin is in development.

More on SBL Biblical Fonts >>
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