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.


SOTS Summer 2024 Meeting
We are pleased to announce details of the SOTS Summer Meeting 2024, which will take place at Mansfield College, Oxford, Mon 2 – Thurs 5 Sept. The full programme for the conference is available here. To book your place, please visit the shop.

The Society meets twice a year for conferences (an online winter meeting and an in-person summer meeting). Most recently, SOTS met online for a one-day event (further information). Information about past meetings and future meetings is also available.


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. Details may be consulted and links explored on the Publications page.


The current President of SOTS is Prof Katharine Dell