The Books of Samuel Old Testament Lectionary Bible Study July's Old Testament lectionary readings focus on 2 Samuel. Explore the second half of the Books of Samuel Bible Study with YDS Professor Joel S. Baden and Dr. John J. Collins. Read more Gospel of Mark New Testament Lectionary Bible Study July’s New Testament lectionary readings focus on the Gospel of Mark. Check out the Bible Study and videos with YDS Professors Joel S. Baden and David Bartlett to gain more information on these lectionary texts. Read more

Our Mission

The mission of the Yale Bible Study is to engage clergy and lay audiences in small group Bible study by providing studies of biblical books, deepened by insights from Yale Divinity School professors. These materials form an accessible, free, and deeply thoughtful and informed group Bible study program.


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Old Testament

The Woman at the Well - Additional Resources

New Testament

Themed Study

Why Study With Us?

World-Renowned Scholars

Yale Divinity School faculty and associates help to make the scriptures come alive through detailed study guides that provide in-depth content to spark conversation and deepen understanding.

Guided Learning

Each lesson in each study includes a video overview with our scholars, a study guide, questions for reflection and discussion, and suggested additional resources to enrich your understanding of the sacred text.

Building Community

The studies are designed to be small group experiences that support the formation of community through shared learning.


Welcome to the Yale Bible Study. We hope this curriculum will help you and
your community deepen your life of faith through small group study.

Whether you are a minister, a church staff member, or a layperson, you probably stepped forward to lead a study because you enjoy leading or have experience as a leader. Prior experience in leading small-group discussions can be useful although it is not a requirement.


Discussion Forums are a great way to join a community of individuals and groups who are involved in scholarship and study of the bible.

Join today as a study leader and form a group or as an individual to expand your knowledge of your biblical studies.

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