Book List

The SOTS Book List provides short reviews of up to 500 books a year. It includes publications not only on the Old Testament directly but also on many related areas, including archaeology, epigraphy, Hebrew and related Semitic languages (especially Northwest Semitic), relevant ancient Near Eastern history and literature, the Hellenistic world, early Judaism, and social anthropology. The main value of the Book List is its comprehensiveness and its immediacy, in that it is usually among the first periodicals to review a book.

The Book List appears annually in June, and a copy is sent free to all paid-up members of the Society who wish to receive a hard copy. Members who are satisfied with online access can opt out of receiving a hard copy by notifying the Membership Secretary of that decision. The Book List is also published as Issue 5 each year of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, included in the price of the annual subscription.

Online access to the Book List for members of SOTS

Members of SOTS can access recent issues of the Book List online through the members’ area of the SOTS website (if you are not logged into the web site, the link will take you to the ‘my account’ page, directly after log-in. You can get to the members’ area by using the menu link in that case).

Book List for non-members

If you are neither a member of SOTS nor a subscriber to JSOT, a copy of the current issue may be obtained from Subscriptions Team, SAGE Publications, 1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, United Kingdom (Tel.: +44 [0]20 7324 8701; Email:

Current editor

The current Editor (to whom review copies of books should be sent) is:

Dr John Jarick
SOTS Book List Editor
Regent’s Park College
Pusey Street
Oxford OX1 2LB