Bloomsbury T & T Clark

T&T Clark are offering a special 35% discount to SOTS members on all Old Testament/Hebrew Bible titles, including those featured below.

To claim your discount, please add your chosen book(s) to the basket and add the discount code TTCSOTS22 at the checkout. This offer is valid until 31/09/2022 and includes pre-orders.

Discover the complete list of discounted books here.

New Perspectives on Ritual in the Biblical World

Edited by Laura Quick and Melissa Ramos


This volume presents a range of methodologically innovative treatments on ritual action in the Hebrew Bible. They treat a diverse range of ritual phenomena, including space, blessings and oath-taking, from the world of ancient Israel and Judah.

Women of the Bible

Edited by Guadalupe Seijas, Translated by Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo


The Hebrew Bible and art reside at the core of this book, which analyzes the iconographic representation of several women of the Bible. The contributors consider the ways in which the biblical texts regarding these women had been read and understood throughout time and the means by which they were represented.

The Conflict Between Faith and Experience, and the Shape of Psalms 73–83

By Stephen J. Smith


Stephen J. Smith enters the lively field of editorial-criticism of the Hebrew Psalter or Psalterexegese with this detailed investigation into the final form of Psalms 73-83. In the book, he engages scholarly disagreements over this collection’s structure, the degree and nature of its literary unity, and the primary theological message(s) it communicates.

The Matriarchs in Genesis Rabbah

By Katie J. Woolstenhulme


Katie J. Woolstenhulme considers the pertinent questions: Who were ‘the matriarchs’, and what did the rabbis think about them? Whilst scholarship on the role of women in the Bible and Rabbinic Judaism has increased, the authoritative group of women known as ‘the matriarchs’ has been neglected. This volume consequently focuses on the role and status of the biblical matriarchs in Genesis Rabbah, the fifth century CE rabbinic commentary on Genesis.

Hate and Enmity in Biblical Law

By Klaus-Peter Adam


Using the method of legal anthropology, this book examines patterns of hate-driven feuding in kinship-based and segmentary societies and applies these insights to biblical law. It defines the fundamental categories of enmity, love, revenge, honor and shame in the context of feuding and it illustrates certain legal actions, such giving false witness, and shows how they are expressions of hateful relationships.

Dress Hermeneutics and the Hebrew Bible

Edited by Antonios Finitsis


Antonios Finitsis and contributors continue their examination of dress and clothing in the Hebrew Bible in this collection of illuminating essays. Straddling the divide between the material and the ideological, this book lends shape and texture to topics including social standing, agency, and the motif of cloth and clothing in Esther. Together, the contributors continue to shape scholarly discourse on a growing body of scholarship on dress in the Bible.

Reading Esther Intertextually

Edited by David Firth and Brittany N. Melton


Looking at the Book of Esther through the lens of intertextuality, this collection considers its connections with each division of the Hebrew Bible, along with texts throughout history. Through its exploration, it provides and invites further study into the relationship between Esther and its intertexts, many which are under explored.

Conversations with a Suffering Servant

By David Wyn Williams


David Wyn Williams presents a literary reimagining of the Suffering Servant of Second Isaiah through the lens of the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, offering insight into how the servant’s prophetic characterisation dismantled an exiled nation’s ideologies of suffering and called the people to understand their plight as part of a redemptive story on behalf of the nations.

The Judgement of Jonah

By Alastair G. Hunter


This study is designed as a commentary with a difference, where the reading of the prophet’s travails is explored in the context of two wider themes: (1) the overt and highly sophisticated intertwining of Jonah’s story with an impressively wide range of other biblical texts, often deployed in surprising ways; and (2) the clearly contrarian relationship between God and Jonah which has both vexed and intrigued scholars and lay readers alike for millennia.

The Performative Dimensions of Rhetorical Questions in the Hebrew Bible

By Jim W. Adams


This book describes the multi-dimensional nature and function of rhetorical questions in the Old Testament. Biblical scholars have previously analyzed the use of rhetorical questions in both Testaments, but consistently describe their function in persuasive terms. While this understanding is appropriate in a number of instances, many rhetorical questions do not operate this way, and Jim W. Adams focuses in particular on rhetoric expressing the self-involvement of both the speaker and hearer.