The Irish Biblical Association honours members who have made a distinguished contribution to biblical studies with life membership.

Current life members

Prof Kevin Cathcart, MRIA
Prof John J. Collins
Rev Wilfred Harrington,
OP
Prof Céline Mangan,
OP
Prof Carmel McCarthy,
RSM, MRIA
Prof Martin McNamara,
MSC, MRIA

Deceased life members

Prof Sean Freyne, MRIA
Prof Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP