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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.
Council

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The Council consists of the President, Vice-President, and twelve members of the Society, and determines general policies and program initiatives.

Officers of the Society
 
Mary Fosket
Chair

Athalya Brenner-Idan
President

Beverly Gaventa
Vice President

Christine M. Thomas
Secretary

John F. Kutsko
Treasurer, Executive Director, Ex Officio
   

Council  
Efrain Agosto

Athalya Brenner-Idan

Mark Brettler

Gay Byron

Archie Chi-Chung Lee

Philip F. Esler

Mary Foskett

Steven Friesen

Beverly Gaventa

Dan Schowalter

Greg Sterling

Christine M. Thomas

Gerald West

Sidnie White Crawford

John Kutsko, ex officio

 

 


 

 

 

 
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