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History of the Berean Bible Institute Inc.

The BEREAN BIBLE INSTITUTE was established in 1918 in Melbourne Australia for the dissemination of Bible teachings, mainly by means of printed publications. 

For several years this site ( was the official web site of the Berean Bible Institute Inc.  However that is not the case now: currently the official site of the Berean Bible Institute is:

The Berean Bible Institute Inc. now is an independent entity incorporated in Victora, Australia.  It maintains ties of fellowship and co-operation with similarly minded Bible Student groups and individuals in the United States of America, Great Britain, Europe and other parts of the world.

The Berean Bible Institute Inc. is NOT associated in any way with the organisation known as Jehovah's Witnesses nor with the World Wide Church of God founded by Herbert W Armstrong.

 The principal publication, titled "Peoples Paper and Herald of Christ's Kingdom", was initially a monthly publication but is now published quarterly.  It was first published in 1918 and is now published in January, April, July and October each year.  The current format comprises 12 pages of A4 size.

The Institute seeks to encourage personal and group study of the Bible, with a view to enabling individuals to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Divine Plan for human salvation.  A consequence of such knowledge should be the development of personal conduct that conforms to the will of God as expressed in the Bible.

 Berean Bible Institute policy is to encourage each one individually to heed the words of the Apostle Paul: "Prove all things, hold fast that which is good" (I Thessalonians 5:21).

 The Institute offers a range of FREE Booklets on Bible topics, published mainly by various groups in USA, as well as priced reference Books on the Scriptures.  See our Menu item "Publications".

 The Berean Bible Institute does not solicit funds and there is no membership or joining fee.  It is funded by income from bequests received over the years and the free will gifts and donations of those who appreciate its work.  All services are provided free as far as resources permit.  In particular the Peoples Paper is provided free to everyone who requests a copy.  You may request a free copy today by emailing the editor at