This lecture will uncover the story of the study, printing, and distribution of the Arabic Bible by the Halle Pietists. Beginning with A. H. Francke’s vision of a curriculum rooted in philology, it will explore how the disco‚Äčvery of the Bible in its Oriental versions would trigger an interest in Near-Eastern languages, drawing two Syrian scholars to eighteenth-century Halle. Turning to the scholarship and missionary schemes of J. H. Callenberg, it will then consider the attempt to produce and to disseminate the Bible in Arabic, bringing to light some of the early Pietists’ links to circles of scholars, clerics, merchants, and diplomats—from Georgian Britain to Ottoman Syria.