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Giving to SBL

Prominent Greek and Roman philanthropists were adept at converting their gifts of time and money into potent symbols of communal strength and solidarity, regularly paying for dramatic festivals and public buildings.

For over one hundred and thirty years, SBL members have regularly given their time and money to support each other as they study the Bible, the world out of which it emerged, and the many contexts of biblical interpretation.

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GIVE to the Society Fund

Your support: 
  • Ensures the quality of the meetings and conferences held throughout the year internationally.
  • Gives members the opportunity to present and advance their research through dialogue with and feedback from colleagues across the globe.
  • Provides opportunity for scholars from underresourced countries to attend the Annual Meeting through the travel grant program
  • Enhances Resources for Professional Development through the Journal of Biblical Literature and Review of Biblical Literature publication.
  • Supports the Humanities and Biblical Studies by partnering  with organizations such as the American Council of Learned Societies, the Coalition on the Academic Workforce, and the National Humanities Alliance.

GIVE to SBL's Programs, Services and Scholarships:
The Bible Odyssey website invites the general public to chart a journey through the social, historical, and literary richness of the best-selling, best-known book of all time.

International Cooperation Initiative provides free online PDF files of SBL publications, as well as partnering publishers, to scholars and students who would not otherwise have access to this scholarship.

The David Noel Freedman Scholarship Award for Excellence and Creativity in Biblical Scholarship encourages the finest scholarship in biblical studies.

The Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship stimulates the finest and most penetrating work in New Testament studies.

The Richards Fund for the Bible in the Public Square The purpose of this fund is to support the discussion of the way sacred texts, and especially the Bible, play a role in and intersect with the public square. This fund supports programs that bring people and institutions together to unravel the past relationships of sacred texts and public policies and envision new ways to shape this lively intersection.

Tribute Gifts 
Celebrate a colleague by giving a tribute gift to SBL. Donations may be given in memory or in honor of and an acknowledgement card will be sent as directed. To mail in your donation, download a form here.

See the In Memoriam and In Honor page here.

Invest in the future of SBL and foster biblical scholarship. Join the Legacy Circle by designating a planned gift or establishing an endowment fund today.

Endowment Fund
Endowment gifts make an immediate impact on SBL because they offer financial stability and ensure long-term funding for our programs and special projects. Gifts can be made in tribute to a family member, colleague, or mentor. An endowment gift can support SBL members and its programs in perpetuity. Your support to the Society ensures the solidarity of our mission to advance the academic study of biblical texts; develop resources for diverse audiences, facilitate broad and open discussion; and promote cooperation across global boundaries. Click here for endowment guidelines.
Planned Giving
A bequest is one of the simplest and most popular ways to make a gift and support the Society of Biblical Literature. By including SBL in your will, you help ensure the quality of the Society’s programs for generations to come. Whether you wish to provide general operating income for the Society or support a specific program, your bequest expresses your lasting commitment to the Society of Biblical Literature. More information 

For additional information please contact Jennifer Nesbitt, or write to:

825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 209
Atlanta, GA 30033

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