Wisdom Literature Bible Study OT Lectionary Bible Study, Resources This October, the OT lectionary turns to Job. Explore Job by taking our Wisdom Literature Bible Study and watch our videos with YDS Profs. Joel Baden and John Collins. Read more Lecture Learning Beyond the Walls Bible Study, Resources, Webinar The Rev. Dr. Will Willimon was the featured speaker for a 3-part series called Preachers Dare: Speaking for God as part of the YDS Lyman Beecher Lecture Series. See the lectures. Read more King Saul "Mental Illness, Evil Spirits, and Scripture” Article Bible Study, Resources Read YDS Professor Joel Baden’s article in the latest Reflections on Saul and mental and physical disabilities in the Bible. 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.

Bible Courses

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Studying Old Testament

Old Testament

New Testament Teachings

New Testament

Studying the Bible by Themes

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.

Bible Study Outdoors


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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