Our members' research top ten in the UK for research outputs in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

REF 2014 (Research Excellence Framework)

We're one of the leading global institutes for innovative, multidisciplinary research on the Bible. Our research is internationally recognised and we explore a variety of interests in ancient and contemporary contexts.

Dr Mark Finney's new book is published

Dr Finney's new book asserts that the influx of Greco-Romans into the early Church changed the direction of Christian thought towards one which included the body.

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SIIBS members win grant worth over £10,000

SIIBS members have won a grant worth over £10,000 to host a symposium in spring 2017.

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Convergence and Divergence conference

This conference brings together internationally recognized experts on the prophetic books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel on 25 June

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Study with us

We offer a diverse and modern approach to studying the Bible. You'll discover through us the bible's influence on cultural, social and political discussion.

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Cutting edge thinking

Our interdisciplinary research is world renowned and spans ancient and modern issues from biblical languages to forced migration, and pop culture to gender studies.

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We actively work with a variety of exciting external partners, our partnerships enhance our research and inspire our students.

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