The International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament

The International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) is a scientific organisation of Old Testament scholars, established in 1950 in Leiden. The first congress was held in 1953 in Copenhagen.[1]

List of Congresses and Presidents

No.PlaceDatePresident
1. Copenhagen 25.–28.8. 1953 Edith Bentzen-Smith[2]
2. Strasbourg 27.8.–1.9. 1956 Roland de Vaux
3. Oxford 31.8.–5.9. 1959 Godfrey Rolles Driver
4. Bonn 26.–31.8. 1962 Martin Noth
5. Geneva 22.–28.8.1965 Johann Jakob Stamm
6. Rome 15.–19.8.1968 Roderick Andrew Francis MacKenzie
7. Uppsala 8.–12.8. 1971 Helmer Ringgren
8. Edinburgh 18.–23.8. 1974 George W. Anderson
9. Göttingen 21.–26.8. 1977 Walther Zimmerli
10. Vienna 24.–29.8. 1980 Walter Kornfeld
11. Salamanca 28.8.–2.9. 1983 Luis Alonso Schökel
12. Jerusalem 24.–29.8. 1986 Benjamin Mazar
13. Leuven 27.8.–1.9. 1989 Chris Brekelmans
14. Paris 19.–24.7. 1992 André Caquot
15. Cambridge 16.–21.7. 1995 John Emerton
16. Oslo 2.–7.8. 1998 Magne Sæbø
17. Basel 5.–10.8. 2001 Ernst Jenni
18. Leiden 1.–6.8. 2004 Arie van der Kooij
19. Ljubljana 15.–20. 2007 Jože Krašovec
20. Helsinki 1.–6.8. 2010 Raija Sollamo
21. Munich 4.–9.8. 2013 Christoph Levin
22. Stellenbosch 4.–9.9. 2016 Johann Cook
23. Aberdeen 4.–9.8. 2019 Joachim Schaper[3]
24. Zurich 2022 Konrad Schmid

Bibliography

  • Rudolf Smend Jr. and David E. Orton (Translator): "Fifty Years International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament and Vetus Testamentum" In: Vetus Testamentum 50 (2000), pp. 14–26.

References

  1. "Congress Volume Copenhagen," Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 1, Leiden 1953.
  2. Edith Bentzen-Smith led the congress replacing her husband Aage Bentzen who had died on 4 June that year.
  3. Homepage of the 23rd IOSOT Congress
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