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.

Gothic Bible Conference

On 31st October 2017, SIIBS and Sheffield Gothic hosted Gothic Bible, a one day, interdisciplinary conference. Fittingly taking place on Halloween, and with the venue suitable decorated in Gothic and Halloween attire, Gothic Bible brought together students and academics from Biblical and Gothic studies to share their research.

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"Sausage Roll Jesus"

Read Dr Meredith Warren's article on the controversy regarding Greggs Nativity scene.

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AHRC Grant for the Shiloh Project

The Shiloh Project has been awarded an AHRC grant to further its work in Southern Africa.

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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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