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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.
Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
Keywords for Online Searching:
Hebrew Bible, Tanakh, First Testament, Old Testament, Torah, Law, Prophets, Writings, Latter Prophets, Pentateuch, Deuteronomic History, Biblical Poetry, Wisdom Literature

Associated Journals and Organizations: Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, Semeia, The Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies.


SBL Program Units:
Aramaic Studies
Biblical Hebrew Poetry
Biblical Law
Book of Psalms
Book of the Twelve Prophets
Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah
Deuteronomistic History
Egyptology and Ancient Israel
Formation of the Book of Isaiah
Greek Bible
Hebrew Bible and Political Theory
Hebrew Bible
History, and Archaeology
Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature
International Organization for Masoretic Studies
International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Israelite Prophetic Literature
Israelite Religion in its West Asian Environment
Lament in Sacred Texts and Cultures
Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew

Literature and History of the Persian Period
National Association of Professors of Hebrew
New Historicism and the Hebrew Bible
Orality, Textuality, and the Formation of the Hebrew Bible
Paleographical Studies in the Ancient Near East,
Pentateuch
Prophetic Texts and Their Ancient Contexts
Pseudepigrapha
Qumran
Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement Consultation
Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures
Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel
Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures
Warfare in Ancient Israel
Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions
Writing / Reading Jeremiah Group







 
Sites of Interest
  • Tools for Studying the Hebrew Bible: Marc Brettler — the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies at Duke University, and Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies emeritus at Brandeis University — has created a exceptional site that aims to teach students how to use the specialized tools needed for the study of the Hebrew text of the Hebrew Bible.
  • AnaBiDeut is a free access databank regarding scholarly literature exclusively in the field of Deuteronomy research (books, articles, and internet publications).
  • Amos - Postmodern Bible commentary
  • Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon: Bibliography
    Searchable bibliography from the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project. A must stop for researchers on Aramaic, all periods.
  • Electronic version of the life of Adam and Eve
  • Society of Old Testament Study
  • Makor
    A Hebrew typesetting package for Omega/TeX; not for the faint of heart but repays serious study
  • iTanakh
    The iTanakh site will be welcomed by all Hebrew Bible scholars who have searched for usuable resources on the WWW. Christopher Heard maintains this site as a focal point for resources related to the study of the Hebrew Bible.
  • Mechon Mamre
    Several digital Hebrew texts available as freeware (but they are copyrighted)
 
 
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