Biblia Arabica serves as a research consortium, bringing together different scholars interested in the field of the Arabic Bible. The groundwork was laid by the research project “Biblia Arabica: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims,” initially conceived by researchers from Freie Universität Berlin and Tel Aviv University. It was granted funding from DFG DIP grants (“Deutsch-Israelische Projektkooperation”) in 2012 and became the first project in the humanities ever to receive this prestigious grant. The project was lead by Camilla Adang and Meira Polliack of Tel Aviv University, on the Israeli side, and Sabine Schmidtke (then Freie Universität Berlin and now Princeton University) until 2015 and Andreas Kaplony and Ronny Vollandt of the LMU Munich from 2015 onwards.

Most of the outcomes of Biblia Arabica have been or will be published in the book series Biblia Arabica: Texts and Studies, published by Brill in Leiden and edited by an international team of six scholars.