Philo of Alexandria - Studia Philonica Annual


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 held in that month. In November 2013 it celebrated its 25th year of existence with a special reception organized by its publisher at the Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Baltimore, MD.

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.


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:

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:
Ronald Cox, Pepperdine 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.

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, Ronald Cox.

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 and submit the standing order form available at

How to purchase the Annual
Institutions and individuals may order current or previous issues through the SBL Press website or by emailing
. Volumes are also available online through

Contents of previous volumes
The most recent volume of the Annual, number 28, was published in 2016. For the contents of 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

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, now under the chairmanship of Ellen Birnbaum and 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.


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

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