SOTS Book List

The SOTS Book List, published annually by Sage Publications, provides short reviews of hundreds of new books each year in the field of Old Testament and cognate studies, including archaeology, epigraphy, Hebrew and related Semitic languages, relevant ancient Near Eastern history and literature, the Hellenistic world, early Judaism, and social anthropology. Further information is available here.

SOTS Monographs

The SOTS Monographs series, published by Cambridge University Press, aims to publish new, original monographs exploring topics that belong to the field of Old Testament Study, including interdisciplinary approaches (as long as the key findings relate to biblical studies). Further information on the current series may be consulted here, while information on earlier series is available here.


Guides to the Old Testament

The Society’s new series of Study Guides, published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark, aims to provide a concise, comprehensive, manageable and affordable guide to each book of the Old Testament. Further information on this new series may be consulted here, while information on earlier series is available here.


Oudtestamentische Studiën

The Oudtestamentische Studiën series, published by Brill, carries the subtitle ‘Old Testament studies published on behalf of the Societies for Old Testament Studies in the Netherlands and Belgium, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Ireland’. It embraces both monographs and collected studies, including the papers from the triennial Joint SOTS/OTW Meetings. Further information is available here.


Occasional publications

From time to time the Society commissions volumes of special studies, such as essays designed to survey the current state and progress of research in Old Testament Study or to commemorate particular milestones in the activities of the Society, including its Centenary in 2017. Further information is available here.



This online, regularly updated publication seeks to provide reliable scholarly information in the subject area of Old Testament Study. The entries are written and edited by specialists in the field, and aim to be accurate while reflecting current debates. All the pages are written in a straightforward manner to be accessible to as wide a readership as possible. The Wiki may be accessed here.


Jerusalem project

As part of its Centenary celebrations in 2017, the Society mounted an online exhibition ‘Jerusalem: Fall of a City—Rise of a Vision’, exploring the life of the city in ancient times, its destruction at the hands of the Babylonian army in 586 BCE, and the ways in which the city has been imagined and re-imagined since that fateful time. The exhibition may be accessed here.