Past Presidents and
Archival Material

Become a Member

Membership Renewal

Address Change (e-mail)

The Bulletin 73 (2013-14)

Annual Meeting

Guidelines for Seminars
and Special Sessions


Craigie Lecture

Ecole Biblique Scholarship

Members Websites

Academic Resources
(on the CCSR website)

Online Journals



Welcome to the home page of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS), the oldest humanities academic society in Canada. The Society provides a meeting place for those interested in all aspects of the academic study of the Bible—Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, New Testament—in its literary and historical context. Many of our members work, for example, in the Ancient Near East, post-biblical Judaism, Hellenistic religion and philosophy, archaeology, and Christian origins beyond the New Testament. Our annual meeting occurs in late May or early June, in conjunction with the Congress of Canadian learned societies sponsored by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Members of the Society receive the journal Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses, which offers a refereed publication outlet for articles in our fields of study. In addition, Wilfrid Laurier University Press publishes Studies in Christianity and Judaism, a special series devoted to Canadian monographs in early Judaism and Christian origins. The Society annually awards five Awards/Prizes: two for student essays and three for publication and research in our fields of study.

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This site is maintained by the CSBS Communications Officer, Paul Evans.
Updated: August 21, 2014