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Welcome

The website that helps you learn English more effectively by reading the Bible

The Bible is arguably the most influential text in all of Western culture. English professors from different universities overwhelmingly agree that “an educated person needs to know about the Bible”. The Bible is the source of inspiration for numerous writers, including Shakespeare. It is also a major source of English idioms. If you “go the extra mile” to help your friend, “eat, drink and be merry” during happy hours, you are quoting from the Bible.

This website is your perfect companion for looking up idioms and names originated from the Bible. You can sort it by alphabetical order or by the book in the Bible. It contains a wealth of learning resources for learners and teachers of English. We hope that this website can inspire you with a new way of learning English more effectively, more engagingly and more fun!

What's New

  • ACE COURSE STARTS ON 3RD FEB 2021

    We are pleased to announce the launch of ACE course online on 3rd Feb 2021 over zoom, from 3:30pm-5p

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  • SELBL Seminar 2010: How to Teach English through the Bible Creatively (10am, 11 September)

    Society for English Learning through Biblical Literature (SELBL www.selbl.org) will hold a seminar

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  • SELBL Fellowship and Prayer Meeting (24 May 7:30-9:30pm)

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FIND THE ORIGIN OF IDIOMS

A lot of phrases, such as "two-edged sword" and " an eye for an eye", are taken from the English Bible. Learning the stories behind these idioms is fun, and can help boost your vocabulary. Click here to find out now!

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What's in a name?

Common names such as Joseph and Rachel have their origins in the Bible. Want to know their stories before picking the right name for yourself? Click here to find out.

  • Publish your work here!

    Want to publish any Bible-inspired writings but don't know where? The Society for English Learning through Biblical Literature welcomes you to share your writings or ideas on teaching English using the Bible.

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  • Volunteering

    Want to contribute your talents for a good cause, but don't know where to start? Opportunities are plentiful for those of you with a passion for learning English. Drop us an email at volunteering@selbl.org and we will contact you in time.

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