Who We Are
The J. Alan Groves Center for Advanced Biblical Studies is incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania as a non-profit corporation.and is recognized by the Federal government of the United States of America as a 501(c)3 public charity. The long-term mission of the Groves Center is to "push the envelope" of methodology in the study of the Bible and other ancient literature of the cultures surrounding ancient Israel.
In concrete terms, the Groves Center creates and distributes databases containing the text and linguistic analysis (morphology and syntax at present) of the Hebrew Bible. The "advanced" part of the Center's work lies in how those databases are conceived and produced, using the latest techniques of computational linguistics and computer science in general.
The Groves Center, while dealing with religious texts, is independent of any religious organization or denomination. Its purpose is to serve the public by providing objective data and knowledge about the Bible and ancient texts, in order to allow the reader of those texts to study them with the known facts about those texts, especially linguistic facts.
The work of the Groves Center is funded by donations from individuals and organizations as well as by licensing fees from commercial vendors.