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.
Welcome to the new SBL website; if you have bookmarked a page from our former site, please use this sitemap to find the page you were trying to find.
These links will appear in the header of every page:
The subnavigation for each of the following sections will open as you click on it.
- About SBL
Mission statement, Society Reports, Governance and Committees, partnerships and SBL history.
- Join SBL
SBL membership information
- Donate to SBL
Donation page link
- Contact SBL
General contacts and staff listing
- Search SBL site
Searches the SBL site, the RBL site, The SBL Bookstore, SBL Forum and all pdfs associated with those areas.To search JBL you must log in and use the JSTOR search function.
These links will appear on the left navigation bar of every page
Members need to login to access parts of the site: member directory, profile, membership renewal, JBL online…
Events of interest to the SBL membership
- Partner Resources
Information for publishers, advertisers and exhibitors who want to do business with the society.
The Publications welcome page has information on publishing with SBL and New SBL books.
Links directly to the SBL Store (external site)
- Browse Books by Series
SBL books are divided by series or subject matter, each series page has series information and editor contact. Also lists every book in the series with a link to the SBL Store for purchase.
- Browse Journals
Information on all SBL journals, online and print
- Download Catalog
Lists with links to the SBL catalog as well as Brown Judaic Studies Catalog and the Sheffield Phoenix catalog
- Searching the Scriptures; A History of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1880-1980 by Ernest W. Saunders.
|Meetings and Events
Meetings and Events welcome page has up-to-date news about the upcoming meetings.
- Annual Meeting
All information available on the SBL Annual Meetings
- International Meeting
All information available on the SBL International Meetings
Information on the thirteen North American regional meetings
Information on all public events planned by the society as well as a full Calendar of Events for related societies and associations.
- Program Units
Information on the program unit structure and lists each years program units for the annual meeting and the international meetings.
Tools for the classroom
- Teaching the Bible
Resources for teaching Bible in public schools as well as in community colleges and universities.
- Biblical Fonts
General Font information, FAQ's and downloads for SBL Fonts and other Biblical fonts.
- Bible and Commentary
An overview of Biblical versions and translations
- Research tools
Electronic Books, Sites of Interest, PhD program lists, SBL Discussion Groups (separate URL), SBL Handbook
Welcome page for membership section has member news such as awards and obituaries.
Membership information and online forms
Renewal center after login
Subscription information on SBL journals as well as other journals that offer discounts to SBL members
Ways to support the society
Tools for Career Advancement
- Find a Job
Online job listings for teaching positions in theological, religious, biblical, and related studies, as well as administrative jobs and positions of religious leadership.
- Submit a Job
Online process for employers to submit job listings for teaching positions in theological, religious, biblical, and related studies, as well as administrative jobs and positions of religious leadership.
- Jobs at the Annual Meeting
Interviews at the Annual Meeting
- Tools and Advocacy
Grants and fellowship listings as well as useful website for professionals. Review of the ways that SBL advocates for scholars and teachers at all levels in their careers.