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

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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.

Professor Philip R. Davies (1945-2018)

We have received the sad news that Professor Emeritus Philip R Davies has passed away.

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Students' Union Academic Awards

We’re delighted to announce that SIIBS Director Dr Katie Edwards has won an Academic Award from Sheffield Students' Union in the category of 'Best Postgraduate Supervisor'! Congratulations Katie!

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What Romans 13 says about asylum and what Jeff Sessions omitted

Read Dr Casey Strine's latest article for The Conversation, regarding US Attorney General Jeff Sessions' defence of America's controversial new immigration policy.

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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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