Philo of Alexandria - Commentary Series

In 1995 members of the Philo of Alexandria Seminar decided to initiate a series of commentaries in English on major treatises of Philo.

The name of the series is Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series (PACS).

Editorial Board:

  • General Editor: Gregory E. Sterling (Yale University)
  • Associate Editor: David T. Runia (University of Melbourne)
  • Harold W. Attridge (Yale University)
  • Ellen Birnbaum (Independent Scholar)
  • John Dillon (Trinity College Dublin, emeritus)
  • Annewies van den Hoek (Harvard University)
  • Thomas Tobin, S.J. (Loyala University, Chicago)
  • David Winston (GTU, Berkeley, emeritus) 

Published Volumes 

David T. Runia, Philo of Alexandria On the Creation of the Cosmos according to Moses: Translation and Commentary. Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series 1. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2001; paperback ed. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003.

van der Horst, Pieter. Philo’s Flaccus, The First Pogram: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series 2. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003; paperback ed. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005. 

Wilson, Walter T. Philo of Alexandria, On Virtues: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series 3. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2011; paperback ed. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.

Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia, Philo of Alexandria On Cultivation: Introduction,   Translation, and Commentary. Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series 4. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2013.

Volumes in Preparation

The Allegorical Commentary

Legum allegoriae Thomas Tobin S.J.
De cherubim Annewies van den Hoek
Quod deterius Adam Kamesar
De posteritate David T. Runia
De plantatione Albert Geljon and David T. Runia
De confusione Ronald Cox
De migratione Abrahami David Satran
De mutatione nominum Michael Cover

The Exposition of the Law

De vita Moysis Gregory E. Sterling
De Abrahamo John Dillon and Ellen Birnbaum
De decalogo Sarah Pearce
De specialibus legibus Sarah Pearce

Apologetic Treatises

De vita contemplativa Joan Taylor and David Hay
Hypothetica Gregory E. Sterling