The Society for Old Testament Study (SOTS) is a learned society, based in the British Isles, of professional scholars and others committed to the study of the Old Testament.


The details of the Winter and Summer Meetings are published on this website and are sent to members through the post/email (for details about the Winter Meeting in Nottingham, 2–4 January 2018 see here). Further details can be found under Meetings. Summaries of papers given at past conferences are also available.


The Society publishes an annual SOTS Book List, and has also sponsored a number of other publications, including the third SOTS Monographs series published by Cambridge University Press. Receiving the SOTS Book List is one benefit of membership of the Society. Among other advantages of membership is access to discounts on books  from a number of publishers.


2017 marks 100 years since the Society was founded. Several projects were completed to celebrate the occasion, among them a volume of essays: SOTS at 100 (members can purchase this volume for a discount during 2017), and two web-based projects, as well as celebrations during the meetings in January in Nottingham and in July in London. The two web-based project are an online exhibition on Jerusalem as well as the SOTS wiki.


The current President of SOTS is Prof. Paul Joyce.

Prof. Paul Joyce signing the presidential Bible

This site publishes events to do with Hebrew Bible / Old Testament studies in the British Isles. Information to be included should be sent to the Information Officer.