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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 Conferences are published on this website and are sent to members through the post. When details of the next conference are available they can be found under conferences. Summaries of papers given at past conferences are also available.

News & Updates


The Society publishes an annual SOTS Book List (back copies now on sale for a greatly reduced price), and has also sponsored a number of other publications, including the SOTS Monographs series. 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.


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

The site also contains information and links of relevance to Old Testament Study: other learned societies, publishers, academic resources, teaching tools, and places to study. Resources listed here include:

  • Where the Old Testament may be studied in the UK
  • Sites introducing the Old Testament
  • Resources for Old Testament Teaching and Research. A page on resources for Biblical Hebrew has recently been added.
  • More General sites of value for teachers of the Old Testament