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.


Details of the Winter and Summer Meetings are published on this website and are sent to members through the post/email (the details about the Meetings are posted here). Summaries of papers given at past conferences are also available.

Winter Meeting 2023

Full details for the Winter 2023 meeting are available to view here: Winter Meeting 2023


The Society commissions publications in the field of Old Testament Study, including an annual Book List and regular monographs and other volumes. It also publishes  a Wiki providing reliable scholarly information in this subject area and an online exhibition on Jerusalem. Details may be consulted and links explored on the Publications page.

For members of the Society, discounts are available on purchases of books from a number of publishers, not least for SOTS-sponsored volumes but also on other publications in this field of study. Details may be consulted and links explored on the Book Discounts   page.


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


The current President of SOTS is Prof Charlotte Hempel

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.