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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Membership Levels

  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 web benefits of SBL membership. Public members cannot participate in the governance of the Society or propose papers for any SBL meeting. 
 
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.

Are you an institution?
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.

Questions About Membership?
  • Call 866-727-9955 toll-free in the US
  • Call 404-727-9498 outside the US
  • Fax us at 404-727-2419
  • Email us

 

 
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