Philo of Alexandria - Studia Philonica Annual

Mission

The Studia Philonica Annual is a scholarly journal devoted to furthering the study of Hellenistic Judaism, and in particular of the writings and thought of the great Hellenistic-Jewish writer Philo of Alexandria (circa 15 B.C.E. to circa 50 C.E.). The Journal appears annually in November and is available at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. November 2018 marked the 30th year of its existence and the new volume was available at the Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Denver, CO. Its contents are listed here.

It contains the following sections (although not all sections appear in every volume):

  • Articles presenting the results of new research;
  • Special sections presenting discussions held at seminars and conferences;
  • Review articles discussing important books or research developments;
  • Instruments of research;
  • Annual bibliographies of Philonic scholarship compiled by the team of the International Philo Bibliography Project;
  • Reviews of books on Philo and other aspects of Hellenistic Judaism;
  • News and notes about conferences and other events.

The journal will consider the publication of articles on the Septuagint if they are not too technical. Articles on Josephus will be considered if they focus on his relation to Judaism and classical culture.

Organization

The Studia Philonica Annual is closely associated with the Philo of Alexandria Group that convenes annually at the AAR/SBL meetings in North America. Read more about the origins and history of the Journal.

Editorial Board

The Journal is compiled each year through the close co-operation of the following scholars:

Editors:
David T. Runia, University of Melbourne and Australian Catholic University, Australia
Gregory E. Sterling, Yale University, U.S.A.

Associate Editor:
Sarah J. K. Pearce, University of Southhampton, United Kingdom

Book Review Editor:
Michael Cover, Marquette University, U.S.A.

The Studia Philonica Annual is a refereed journal. Each article is refereed by the editors and the associate editor, by a member of the advisory board and by an external referee.

Advisory board

In the carrying out of its duties the Editorial Board is assisted by an international advisory board.

Publisher

The Studia Philonica Annual is published by SBL Press.

How to contribute

Scholars are encouraged to submit manuscripts for publication if they deal with subjects that fall within the Journal’s scope. Manuscripts are to be sent to the editor, Gregory E. Sterling. Manuscripts will only be considered for acceptance if they follow the instructions to contributors found at the end of each volume.

Where to send books for review

Authors and publishers are invited to send books for review to the Book Review Editor, Michael Cover.

How to place a standing order

The Studia Philonica Annual is published by SBL Press. Those who wish to place such a standing order are asked to contact the SBL Press distributor at sblpressorders@aidcvt.com and submit the standing order form available at http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/pubs/StPhilAnn_standingorder.pdf.

How to purchase the Annual

Institutions and individuals may order current or previous issues through the SBL Press website or by emailing sblpressorders@aidcvt.com. Volumes are also available online through Amazon.com.

Contents of current and previous volumes

The most recent volume of the Annual, number 30, was published in 2018. For the contents of this and all previous volumes, visit the contents page.

Some recent volumes are available in pdf form to scholars from the developing world. For further details see http://www.sbl-site.org/publications/onlinebooks.aspx

Festschrifts

A number of volumes are Festschrifts in honour of distinguished Philo scholars. These are:

Contributors

Information about contributors to The Studia Philonica Annual is found at the back of each volume. This information includes a postal and an electronic address, which are correct as of the time of publication.

Philo of Alexandria Seminar

The Studia Philonica Annual works in close cooperation with the Philo of Alexandria Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature. Chair of the steering committee is Ronald Cox. Papers presented in the Seminar are often published in the Annual. Scholars wishing to have more information about the Philo of Alexandria Seminar are advised to contact Ronald Cox

The Studia Philonica Monograph Series

Monographs on Philo and Hellenistic Judaism are published by SBL Press.

Crosslinks

Philonica et Neotestamentica Resources blog is available at the Resource Pages for Biblical Studies established by Torrey Seland.

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