Studium Biblicum Franciscanum: the library

Vocations “come and follow me”

Restoration and enlargement of the Franciscan library in Jerusalem

The Library at St. Saviour's Convent

The Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem (SBF) is a Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology. In 1901, the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land began planning a center for biblical studies in Jerusalem and these plans led to the establishment of the SBF in 1924.

Located inside the Flagellation Monastery in the Via Dolorosa, the SBF offers degree and non-degree programs of studies in biblical interpretation and in archaeology.
The SBF conducts biblical research under a linguistic, historical, exegetical and environmental point of view. It focuses furthermore on the biblical archeology and in particular on the excavation of sites associated with sites associated with the New Testament and early Christianity in the Middle East.

The SBF owns a library, which is open to public and specialized in holdings in archaeology, the ancient Near East, biblical studies, patristics, early Judaism, and itineraries of the Holy Land. Its collection numbers about 50,000 volumes including 420 journals.



The main objective of this project is the Restoration and enlargement of the SBF library


In particular it is necessary to:


  • Enlarge the library’s spaces by adapting new rooms;
  • Restore and equip the existing space in order to improve the exhibition and conservation of books;
  • Provide the library with a new electrical, heating and air conditioning system which will improve the use of the library by visitors. Security aspects will also be improved together with the installation of a fire alarm system.


You can donate:
on http://www.proterrasancta.org/en/help/

For more information send us an e-mail or call the following number:
infoats@custodia.org, tel +972 2 6271165

Studium Biblicum Franciscanum: the library

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