SOTS Book List

The SOTS Book List provides short reviews of up to 500 books a year. It includes publications not only on the Old Testament directly but also on many related areas, including archaeology, epigraphy, Hebrew and related Semitic languages (especially Northwest Semitic), relevant ancient Near Eastern history and literature, the Hellenistic world, early Judaism, and social anthropology. The main value of the Book List is its comprehensiveness and its immediacy, in that it is usually among the first periodicals to review a book.

The Book List appears annually in June, and a copy is sent free to all paid-up members of the Society who wish to receive a hard copy. Members who are satisfied with online access can opt out of receiving a hard copy by notifying the Membership Secretary of that decision. The Book List is also published as Issue 5 each year of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, included in the price of the annual subscription.

Recent Issues of the Book List

Members of SOTS can access recent issues of the Book List online through the members’ area of the SOTS website. If you are not logged into the web site, the link will take you to the ‘my account’ page, directly after log-in. You can get to the members’ area by using the menu link in that case.

If you are neither a member of SOTS nor a subscriber to JSOT, a copy of the current issue may be obtained from Subscriptions Team, SAGE Publications, 1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, United Kingdom (Tel.: +44 [0]20 7324 8701; Email:

Older Issues of the Book List

The following volumes are available in PDF form:

1992: click here
1991: click here
1990: click here
1989: click here
1988: click here
1987: click here
1986: click here
1985: click here
1984: click here
1983: click here
1982: click here
1981: click here
1980: click here
1979: click here

Current editor

The current Book List Editor is Dr Samuel Hildebrandt. For books to be considered for review in the Book List, please contact the editor via email with any advertisment or inquiries at