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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.
Early Judaism and Early Christianity
Keywords for Online Searching:
Judaism: Second Temple, Pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran, Mishnah, Talmud, Midrash, Mekhilta, Synagogue, God-fearers, Rabbis, Rabbinic interpretation, Philo, Josephus, Sadducees, Pharisees, Essenes
Christianity: Jesus Movement, Apostolic Fathers and Mothers, Partistics, Filioque, Councils of Nicea and Constantinople, Gnosticism, Desert Fathers and Mothers

Associated Journals and Organizations:
The Asia Minor Report is a quarterly publication of the Asia Minor Research Center, Izmir, Turkey.

SBL Program Units:
Wisdom and Apocalypticism in Early Judaism and Early Christianity
Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism
Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity
Rethinking the Concept and Categories of 'Bible' in Antiquity
Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Early Christianity
Redescribing Early Christianity
Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds
Function of Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Writings in Early Judaism and Early Christianity (through 3rd to 4th centuries CE)
Early Jewish Christian Relations, Early Christian Families
Construction of Christian Identities
Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative
Didache in Context
History and Literature of Early Rabbinic Judaism

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Sites of Interest

Early Church

  • Early Church Resources:  Wonderful links courtesy of Dr. Mark Goodacre at Duke University 
  • Christian Classics: Extensive website with the complete Early Church Fathers series
  • Electronic Database of CMCL: Coptic manuscripts and literature
  • BIBLINDEX A free index of approximately 400,000 biblical quotations and allusions from Greek and Latin patristic texts of the first five centuries is now available online. To search for references in Biblindex, open a free user account and follow the instructions. E-mail questions and suggestions. The Institut des Sources Chrétiennes supports the project.
Early Judaism
 
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