The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL, founded in 1880), the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies, has received an NEH planning grant to develop a website called “The World of the Bible." It will be dedicated to exploring people, places, and passages in the Bible. The site is intended for general audiences and will share scholarly views and encourage critical engagement with the Bible, including its ancient contexts and interpretive legacy.
I encourage followers of this blog to take the survey SBL has prepared to explore the interests of people who are not bible scholars. The goal is to gain a representation of the intended audience and to assess their current level of familiarity with and interest in the Bible.
If you have any questions about the project, contact Moira Bucciarelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.