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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.
SBL Annual Meeting

Annual Meetings 2014 is the largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion in the world. Each meeting showcases the latest in related research, fosters collegial contacts, and focuses on issues of the profession. One of the world's largest exhibits of books and digital resources for biblical studies is on display at the congress. At this meeting, scholars benefit from sessions on religion, philosophy, ethics, and diverse religious traditions.
Annual Meetings 2014
San Diego, California
November 22-25, 2014

Registration and Housing
Registration and Housing for the Annual Meeting is now open! SBL members receive a deep discount on registration rates.

Renew your membership today to take advantage of the savings.

SBL has negotiated special conference rates at convenient hotels. Registration is required to arrange housing. 

Transportation Information
American Airlines will provide a 5% discount to all attendees. Please use the code 72N4BI on to receive this discount.

Delta Air Lines is offering a discount to all attendees. Please use code NMHYE to purchase your tickets at or by calling 800-328-1111. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone. 
United Airlines is offering a discount to all attendees. Please use the Z-code ZRME and Agreement code 785857, at, to receive the discounted rate.

Prime Shuttles in offering discounted tickets, for rides from southern California airports, to all conference attendees. Please use one of the following methods to make a reservation:
1. Call the call center at 800-733-8267, select 1 for reservations and give the discount code 592216
2. Go to and enter code SBLAAR into the “frequent rider ID” section

Hertz is offering a discounted rate to all meeting attendees. Please click here for more information. 

At the Meeting

Everyone needs a headshot, and you can get one for only $37. You can quickly get your photo taken by a professional photographer while you are at the Annual Meeting on November 23rd or 24th. The photographer will be located at Booth #1105 in the SBL and AAR Exhibit Hall in the San Diego Convention Center. To see examples, learn more about what you will receive, and to preregister, please click here.


For more information on Additional Meetings Information, please email

    Future Annual Meetings

San Diego, CA November 22-25, 2014
Atlanta, GA November 21-24, 2015
San Antonio, TX November 19-22, 2016
Boston, MA November 18-21, 2017
Denver, CO November 17-20, 2018
San Diego, CA November 23-26, 2019
Boston, MA November 21-24, 2020
San Antonio, TX November 20-23, 2021

Past Annual Meetings

See all past annual and international meetings and their program

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

2014 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers
Call for Papers Open: 12/20/2013
Call for Papers Closed: 3/5/2014

Program Units

Program Book

Registration & Housing

Meeting Abstracts

Exhibitor & Advertiser Information

Checklist for Renewing a Program Unit

If you have questions regarding the SBL Annual Meeting email or call : +1-877-336-6798

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