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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 […]


Protestant Bible Scholarship: Antisemitism, Philosemitism, and Anti-Judaism (26-27 May 2019, Oxford)

This conference brings prominent biblical scholars and scholars of Judaism together for a conversation about the foundations of our fields. We want to generate a discussion of how a biased understanding of Judaism became integral to the discipline. This conversation is about understanding, healing and changing that discussion through critical thinking and ethical reading. The conference will take […]


Winter Meeting 2019

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge 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. Fitzwilliam College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DG (see here for a pdf with travel information), the telephone number for the Porters’ Lodge is 01223 332000.  7–9 January 2019 Under […]


Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School

The Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School will take place at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies from September 2-13, 2019. The cost of the school is £300 per student for 30 hours of language instruction. Application forms may be downloaded from the Centre’s website: www.ochjs.ac.uk; Closing date: Monday […]


Meetings 2018

Previous Year Next Year Winter Meeting 2018 (abstracts once available) Walter Moberly (Durham), ‘Thinking about God: A Reading of Psalm 82’ Rebecca Watson (Cambridge), ‘”Thrown into the Sea”: An Ecologically Damaging Concept in the Hebrew Bible?’ Philip Jenson (Cambridge), ‘Is there a Holiness Code and does it matter?’ William Ford (Belfast), ‘”Like […]


Summer Meeting 2018

St John’s College, Durham 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. St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RJ, and the contact telephone number is (+44) 01913-343500 (see here for a pdf […]


Report of the Joint Meeting 2018

Violence in the Hebrew Bible: Between Text and Reception 22–24 August 2018, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Court Room Het Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in Nederland en BelgiëThe Society for Old Testament Study (United Kingdom)Die Ou-Testamentische Werkgemeenskap van Suid Afrika For a pdf of the report see […]


Lament, Reading and Therapy

Joint KCL/Oxford workshop 5 November 2018 Oriel College, Oxford This workshop considers the composition, performance, and repetition of texts of lament, loss and healing. We understand the writing and reading of these lament traditions to be the work of therapy. Presentations will explore how interpretive communities – collective and individual – internalise, interpret […]


Joint Meeting with OTW

David Shepherd writes about the upcoming joint meeting of OTW and SOTS:   As most of you know, the Society has a longstanding tradition of holding joint meetings with our Dutch-speaking colleagues from the Netherlands and Belgium (and occasionally South Africa). This year the joint meeting will be held at the […]