The Institute of Biblical Studies (IBS) is an integral part of the Faculty of Theology at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (CUL, It is also the oldest, the largest and most renowned biblical school in Poland. The didactic offerings of the IBS are addressed to students who wish to obtain the title of “Doctor of Theology” (Doctor Sacrae Theologiae) with a specialization in biblical theology. Prospective students must hold a Master’s Diploma in theology (or equivalent, according to Polish law and canon law of the Roman Catholic Church).