1. Introduction

Your answers to this short survey will help The Society of Biblical Literature determine the content of a new educational Web site, "The World of the Bible: Exploring people, places, and passages." This website will provide information about the Bible from academic perspectives, and will not reflect any one religious viewpoint. Your response to all the questions will be appreciated.

Gender

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* 1. Gender

Age group

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* 2. Age group

What is the highest level you completed in school? (Check one)

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* 3. What is the highest level you completed in school? (Check one)

How often do you go to Web sites for information or entertainment?

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* 4. How often do you go to Web sites for information or entertainment?

How familiar are you with the contents of the Bible?

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* 5. How familiar are you with the contents of the Bible?

Are there parts of the Bible that you are more familiar with? (check which ones)

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* 6. Are there parts of the Bible that you are more familiar with? (check which ones)

Please share with us your interest level in the following areas:

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* 7. Please share with us your interest level in the following areas:

  Most Interested Interested Ambivalent/Neutral Less Interested Not interested
How the Bible came to be
Women in the Bible
Daily life in Bible times
Historical accuracy of the Bible
Extra-canonical texts, Gnostics, etc.
Dead Sea Scrolls
Law and Ethics in the Bible
Ancient beliefs and religious practices
Neighboring influences (Egypt, Assyria, Mesopotamia, Greece)
Prophets and Prophetic Literature
Please rate your interest level (you would like to know more about them) in the following PEOPLE of the Bible

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* 8. Please rate your interest level (you would like to know more about them) in the following PEOPLE of the Bible

  Most Interested Interested Ambivalent/Neutral Less Interested Not Interested
Eve
Abraham
Moses
David
Solomon
Esther
Jesus
Mary
Mary of Magdala
Paul
Isaiah
Judas
Job
Herod
John the Baptist
Are there other Bible-related people not listed above that are of interest to you?

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* 9. Are there other Bible-related people not listed above that are of interest to you?

Please rate your interest level in the following PLACES in the Bible

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* 10. Please rate your interest level in the following PLACES in the Bible

  Most Interested Interested Ambivalent/Neutral Less Interested Not Interested
Eden
Mt. Ararat
Mt. Sinai
Canaan
Mesopotamia/Babylon
Bethlehem
Galilee
Jerusalem
Qumran
Corinth
Nazareth
Rome
Megiddo
Ephesus
Israel (Kingdom of)
Are there any other Bible-related places not listed above that are of interest to you?

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* 11. Are there any other Bible-related places not listed above that are of interest to you?

Please rate your interest level in the following PASSAGES in the Bible

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* 12. Please rate your interest level in the following PASSAGES in the Bible

  Most Interested Interested Ambivalent/Neutral Less Interested Not Interested
Creation story
Noah’s Ark
Exodus
David and Goliath
Law, dietary, ritual and sanctity codes
Ten Commandments
Passover
Psalms
Job
Annunciation
Miracle stories
Parables
Crucifixion
Empty tomb
Revelation
Are there any other biblical passages not listed above that are of interest to you?

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* 13. Are there any other biblical passages not listed above that are of interest to you?

Do you have any additional comments:

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* 14. Do you have any additional comments:

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