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.
The Society's mission to foster biblical scholarship is a simple, comprehensive statement that encompasses the Society's aspirations. Thier vision is to offer members opportunities for mutual support, intellectual growth, and professional development.
The Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of biblical scholars in the world. Each meeting: showcases the latest in biblical research, fosters collegial contacts, advances research, and focuses on issues of the profession.
The world's largest exhibit of books and digital resources for biblical studies is on display at the congress. At this meeting, scholars benefit from sessions on religion, philosophy, ethics, and diverse religious traditions.