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Teaching the Bible
For the College Classroom

  • Resources for Online Teaching

  • Wabash Syllabi Collection
    The Wabash Center, the American Academy of Religion (AAR), and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) have compiled a collection of more that 1800 syllabi in a wide variety of courses in religious and theological studies.

Resources for Teaching at Independent/Private Schools

For High School Classrooms and the General Public

  • Society of Biblical Literature Website

  • Bible Odyssey
    There are many differences between Bible study, which happens in a religious setting, and study of the Bible, which happens in an academic one. Bible Odyssey presents the work of scholars in an engaging format that reveals the historical context behind key people, places, and passages of the Bible that have influenced our history, literature, popular culture, and politics.

  • Teaching the Bible
    A newsletter designed to support teachers of secondary school Bible electives. It featured easy to read and reliable resources that you can use in your classroom.

  • Bible Electives in Public Schools: A Guide is an SBL-produced guide to teaching the Bible in public secondary schools.
Lesson Plans
A team of scholars and teachers from the Georgia 3Rs Project have created five lesson plans that show how the academic study of biblical and other ancient texts can be appropriately included into public high school courses.

Teacher Training

Classroom Resources 

Legal and Court Cases
See Prof. Mark Chancey’s website for more:

Legal and Other Guides
Other Resources

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The Bible and Interpretation is a site run out of the University of Arizona that collects resources and articles of interest around the teaching of the Bible, religion, and related topics.


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