Call for Papers: Borders and Boundaries in Ancient Israel

Abstracts are invited for a two-day interdisciplinary conference on borders and boundaries in ancient Israel, on 5-6 June 2018. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr Christopher B. Hays (Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA), Dr. Shayna Sheinfeld (Centre College, Danville KY) and Dr. Mahri Leonard-Fleckman (Providence College, Providence RI). Abstracts of 250 words […]

Conference Announcement: ‘The exegetical value of the Masora: Pointing and accentuation in historical perspective’

The Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit at the University of Oxford will be holding a conference on ‘the exegetical value of the Masora’. The conference will take place 7-8 November at Exeter College. For a poster see here. All are welcome but please pre-register by email:

SOTS Centenary Volume

PRE-PUBLICATION OFFER ON THE SOCIETY’S CENTENNIAL ESSAYS A special offer is available on pre-ordered copies of the SOTS Centennial Essays for prospective attendees at the SOTS Centennial Meeting (Winter Meeting 2017, at Cripps Hall, Nottingham, on 3rd-5th January 2017). Order by 1st November 2016 a copy (or copies) of SOTS at […]

Recent publications by Honorary Members of the Society:

Athalya Brenner-Idan Samuel, King’s, Chronicles. Texts@Contexts. London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016 (together with Archie C.C. Lee). Johannes de Moor Adam, Eva en de Duivel: Kanaänitische mythen en de Bijbel, Vught: Skandalon, 2016 (together with Marjo Korpel). Kirsten Nielsen 100 salmer. Et salmebogstillæg. Eksistensen: Frederiksberg C, 2016 [100 Hymns: A […]

Early Bird closing for European Association and the International Organisation for Qumran Studies

EABS and IOQS meetings in Leuven: Early Bird conference registration prices are available until May 31st. We have also added post-conference field trips (one to Antwerp, one to Flanders Fields). In the next few days, we will also add tours around Leuven for accompanying persons and evening tours for everyone. […]

Summer Meeting 2019

Worcester College, Oxford confidential material (minutes of the previous business meeting as well as proposals for membership) will be posted here (log-in required) once they are ready. Worcester College, Oxford, OX1 2HB (see here for a pdf with travel information), and the contact telephone number is (+44) 01865-278300.  22–25 July 2019 Under […]

Annual Meeting of the British Association of Jewish Studies (Birmingham, 10-12 July 2016)

BAJS Summer Meeting 10-12 July 2016. URL here: The Texture of Jewish Tradition: Investigations in Textuality The written word as manifested in a spectrum from classical Jewish texts to contemporary literature, alongside texts unearthed in locations including desert caves, an island in the Nile, a Cairo synagogue or the Warsaw ghetto, […]