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Why Biblical Studies?
Students benefit in multiple ways from biblical studies courses. Biblical studies courses help students become aware of other cultures and beliefs, teach critical reading and writing skills, and illuminate the ways context shapes interpretation.

Visit SBL's Why Biblical Studies? website to find out more.
Texts and Resources
A variety of digital textual resources—including the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, UBS Greek New Testament, Biblia Sacra Iuxta, Vulgatam, Septuaginta, and SBL Greek New Testament—are freely available to SBL members. Access SBL's textual resources.
Africana Scholarship
To support the advancement of minoritized scholarship as well as minoritized students interested in pursuing biblical studies, SBL is developing a collection of resources on Africana Scholarship.
Bible Odyssey
Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey—the public face of SBL—the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible. Visit Bible Odyssey.
Biblical Fonts
SBL offers a free download of high-quality fonts for digital and print use. Hebrew, Greek, and transliteration fonts are available. Access the SBL Font Series.
Teaching the Bible
SBL provides resources for teachers and educators in a variety of contexts, from public and private elementary schools to college classrooms. Explore SBL's resources for teachers and educators.


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