The Society of Biblical Literature was founded in 1880 to foster biblical scholarship.
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About SBL

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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Why Join SBL?
Membership in the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) facilitates scholarly exchange between individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible and its influences. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members, making SBL the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. We invite you to add your voice to this scholarly exchange.
 

        
To join at the reduced rates offered through our International Cooperation Initiative (ICI), download the form on our Online Books page.
Membership Information
There are three categories of membership:

Categories Rate ICI Reduced Rate***
Full $105.00 $15.00
Student $60.00 $10.00
Public $55.00 N/A
   
 
Which membership should I choose?

If you have any questions regarding membership, email us or call 1-866-727-9955 (toll free in the U.S.) or 1-404-727-9498 (international).

***Members in qualifying countries may pay the reduced rates through the International Cooperation Initiative (ICI) if the standard rates are unaffordable. The membership form with the reduced rates can be found on the ICI Online Books page.
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Donate to SBL
The generous contributions from our volunteer leaders, members, and friends are greatly appreciated.  Through your support the Society is able to:
  • Grant SBL Awards to young scholars

  • Provide resources for the International Cooperation Initiative, which works to promote the exchange of ideas, scholarship, and leadership between scholars and students globally

  • Meet the needs of teachers in US public education who are developing Bible courses for ninth through twelfth grades.

  • Develop cutting edge fonts and other tools
We thank our donors and volunteers for making these and other achievements possible.
 
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