(updated August 2021)


  1. Philo of Alexandria. An Intellectual Biography, 2018.
    New Haven: Yale University Press. Polonsky Prize 2019, Jordan Schnitzer Prize Finalist 2019.
    German translation, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019.
    Hebrew translation, Jerusalem: Magness Press, 2021.
    French translation, Turnout: Brepols, 2021.
    Italian translation, Claudiana (Paidea).
    “Book under Discussion”, panel on the German translation of the Intellectual Biography, discussed by Mischa Meier, Irmgard Männlein-Robert, Holger Zellentin and Volker Drecoll, Zeitschrift für Antike und Christentum 24 (2020) 606-31 (with a response by the author)
  2. Jewish Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria, 2011.
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, paperback edition 2014.
    Polonsky Prize 2011.
  3. Philo on Jewish Identity and Culture, 2001. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
  4. The Figure of Joseph in Post-Biblical Jewish Literature, 1992. Leiden: Brill.


  1. Self, Self-Fashioning, and Individuality in Late Antiquity, 2019. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck; together with Joshua Levinson.
  2. Journeys in the Roman East: Imagined and Real, 2017. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
  3. Abrahams Aufbruch. Philon von Alexandria, De Migratione Abrahami, 2017. SAPERE 30; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck; with Reinhard Feldmeier.
  4. Philo of Alexandria. Writings [in Hebrew], vol. 4.2, 2015. Jerusalem: The Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities/The Bialik Institute.
  5. Homer and the Bible in the Eyes of Ancient Interpreters, 2012. Leiden: Brill.
  6. Philo of Alexandria. Writings [in Hebrew], vol. 5, 2012. Jerusalem: Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities/The Bialik Institute; together with Yehoshua Amir.
  7. “And this is For Yehuda”. Studies presented to our friend, Professor Yehuda Liebes, on the Occasion of his sixty-fifth Birthday [in Hebrew], 2012. Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute/The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; together with Ronit Meroz and Jonathan Garb.


  1. “Athletic Competitions as Markers of Religious Identity in Caesarea. Insights from Origen’s Newly Discovered Homilies, the Second Sophistic and Rabbinic Literature” [in Hebrew], Historia (forthcoming); English version forthcoming in a Festschrift.
  2. “A Roman Portrait of Abraham in Paul’s and Philo’s Later Exegesis”, Novum Testamentum (forthcoming).
  3. “Tracing Hellenistic Judaism. A Jewish Scholar of Psalms in a Gloss of Origen in the Context of Rabbinic Literature” [in Hebrew], Zion 2021 (forthcoming); German version forthcoming in Zeitschrift für Antike und Christentum 2022.
  4. “Abraham in the Greek East: Faith, Circumcision and Covenant in Philo’s Allegorical Commentary and Paul’s Letter to the Galatians”, Studia Philonica Annual 32 (2020) 227-48.
  5. “Paul and Philo on the Psalms. Towards a Spiritual Notion of Scripture”, Novum Testamentum 62 (2020) 392-415. 
  6. “Biblical Women in Origen’s newly discovered Homilies on Psalms: Gendered Markers of Christian Identity in Late Antique Caesarea”, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 96 (2020) 485-507.
  7. “From the ‘Theater of the World’ to the ‘Mask of Christ’ – and Back Again. Insights from Origen’s Newly Discovered Homilies on Psalms”, Scripta Classica Israelica 39 (2020) 117-36.
  8. “A Jew for Roman Tastes. The Parting of the Ways in Justin’s Dialogue with Trypho from a Post-Colonial Perspective”, Journal of Early Christian Studies 27 (2019) 549-78.
  9. “Philon d’Alexandrie à Rome : les conséquences intellectuelles d’un voyage”, Semitica et Classica 10 (2017) 81-93.
  10.  “Justin Martyr’s Timaeus in light of Philo’s”, Studia Philonica Annual 28 (2016) 375-92.
  11. “Eusebius as a Reader of Philo”, Adamantius 21 (2015) 185-94.
  12. “A Jewish Critique of Christianity from second century Alexandria. Revisiting Celsus’ Jew”, Journal of Early Christian Studies 21 (2013) 151-75.
  13. “Philo and Plutarch as Biographers: Parallel Reactions to Roman Stoicism”, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 52 (2012) 361-92.
  14. “Commentary Culture in the Land of Israel from an Alexandrian Perspective”, Dead Sea Discoveries 19 (2012) 442-63.
  15. “Is Hellenistic Judaism vital for the Israeli Academy?” [in Hebrew], Z’manim 117 (2012) 52-7.
  16. “Philo’s Exposition in A Roman Context”, Studia Philonica Annual 23 (2011) 1-21.
  17. “The Symposium of Philo's Therapeutae: Displaying Jewish Identity in an increasingly Roman World”, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 50 (2010) 95-117.
  18. “The Joseph Story in Philo's Writings: from Text to Character” [in Hebrew], Beit Mikra 55 (2010) 107-22.
  19. “Philo’s Role as a Platonist in Alexandria”, Études Platoniciennes 7 (2010) 35-62.
  20. “Questions and Answers in Philo and Genesis Rabbah”, Journal for the Study of Judaism 39 (2008) 337-66.
  21. Homeric Scholarship and Bible Exegesis in Alexandria. Evidence from Philo's 'Quarrelsome' Colleagues’”, Classical Quarterly 57 (2007) 166-82.
  22. “Did the Timaeus create a Textual Community?” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 47 (2007) 161-91; Chinese translation in preparation, as part of Prof. Xie Wenyu’s translation of the Timaeus into Chinese.
  23. Creatio ex Nihilo Theology in Genesis Rabbah in light of Christian Exegesis”, Harvard Theological Review 99 (2006) 37-64.
  24. “Mother and Maiden, Sister and Spouse: Sarah in Philonic Midrash”, Harvard Theological Review 97 (2004) 413-44.
  25. “Circumcision as a Marker of Identity: Philo, Origen and the Rabbis on Gen. 17:1-14”, Jewish Studies Quarterly 10 (2003) 89-123.
  26. “Jewish Identity and Jewish Mothers: Who was a Jew according to Philo?”, Studia Philonica Annual 11 (1999) 31-54.
  27. “Jellinek's Concept of Aggadah” [in Hebrew], Jewish Studies 38 (1998) 119-27.
  28. “Two Examples of Josephus' Narrative Technique in his ‘Rewritten Bible’”, Journal for the Study of Judaism 27 (1996) 31-45.
  29. “Jacob Weil's Contribution to a Modern Concept of Aggadah”, Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook 41 (1996) 21-49.
  30. “The Phoenix in Rabbinic Literature”, Harvard Theological Review 89 (1996) 245-65.
  31. “What is in a Name? Philo's Mystical Philosophy of Language”, Jewish Studies Quarterly 2 (1995) 220-52.
  32. “Zunz' Concept of Aggadah as an Expression of Jewish Spirituality” [in Hebrew], Tarbiz 64 (1995) 423-59. English translation in Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook 43 (1998) 3-24.
  33. “The Return of Myth in Genesis Rabbah on the Akeda”, Journal of Jewish Studies 46 (1995) 69-87.
  34. “The Characterisation of Ruth in the Midrash [in Hebrew], Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought 11 (1993) 49-78.
  35. “The Buber-Rosenzweig Translation within the Jewish-German Tradition”, Journal of Jewish Studies 44 (1993) 258-79.
  36. “Associative Thinking in Rabbinic Midrash: The Example of Abraham's and Sarah's Journey to Egypt” [in Hebrew], Tarbiz 62 (1993) 339-61.
  37. “A Dream which is not interpreted is like a Letter which is not read”, Journal of Jewish Studies 43 (1992) 58-84.
  38. “Do Biblical Characters speak to themselves? Modes of Representing Inner Speech in Early Biblical Narrative”, Journal of Biblical Literature 111 (1992) 577-95.
  39. “The Figure of Joseph in the Targums”, Journal of Jewish Studies 39 (1988) 234-50.


  1. “Selbsterkenntnis in Philon von Alexandrias Werk Von der Freiheit des Tüchtigen“, forthcoming in R. Hirsch-Luipold, J. Dochdorn and I. Tanaseanu-Döbler (eds.), FS in Honor of Reinhard Feldmeier (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck).
  2. “Greek Philosophy in a Roman Key. The Introduction to Philo’s Treatise Every Good Man is Free (Probus), in M. Cover (ed.), Philo of Alexandria and Philosophical Discourses (forthcoming).
  3. “Roger Arnaldez’ Vision of Philo”, in S. Morlet and O. Munnich (eds.),The Lyon Symposium on Philo 50 Years Later (Paris 2021), 82-88.
  4. “Figurative Speech in Philo’s De Opificio Mundi: from Allegory to Metaphor”, in L. De Luca (ed.), Similitudini, metafore e allegoria nel De opificio mundi di Filone di Alessandria (Roma, forthcoming 2021).
  5. “Celsus’ Jew in Third Century Caesarea. Tracing Hellenistic Judaism in Origen’s Contra Celsum”, in J. Ben Dov and M. Bar Asher-Siegal (eds.), Social History of the Jews in Antiquity: Studies in Dialogue with Albert Baumgarten's Work (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021), 233-50.
  6. “Constructing Temple and Torah in Philo of Alexandria”, in M. Witte, J. Schröter and V. Lepper (eds.), Torah, Temple and Land. The Construction of Judaism in Antiquity (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021), 175-89.
  7. “Homer between Celsus, Origen and the Jews of Late Antique Palaestina”, in J. Price and R. Zelnik-Abramovitz (eds.), Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama: Essays in Honor of Margalit Finkelberg (London: Routledge, 2020), 185-209.
  8. “Philo and Josephus fashion themselves as religious Authors in Rome”, in E.-M. Becker and J. Rüpke (eds.), Stimmen des Autors (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019), 83-103.
  9. “A Hybrid Self: Rabbi Abbahu in Legal Debates in Caesarea”, in M. R. Niehoff and J. Levinson (eds.), Self, Self-Fashioning, and Individuality in Late Antiquity (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019), 291-329.
  10. “Philo’s Rationalization of Judaism”, in Y. Friedman and C. Markschies (eds.), Rationalization of Religion (Berlin: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Berlin Brandenburger Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2019), 21-44.
  11. “Colonizing and Decolonizing the Creation of the World. A Dispute between Origen and Rabbi Hoshaya”, in M. Blidstein, S. Ruger and D. Stökl Ben Ezra (eds.), Scriptures, Sacred Traditions, and Strategies of Religious Subversion: Studies in Discourse with the work of Guy G. Stroumsa (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018), 113-29.
  12. “Parodies of Educational Journeys in Josephus, Justin Martyr and Lucian”, in M. R. Niehoff (ed.), Journeys in the Roman East: Imagined and Real (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017), 203-24.
  13. “Between Social Context and Personal Ideology: Philo’s Changing Views of Women”, in E. Schuller and M.-Th. Wacker (eds.), Early Jewish Writings, The Bible and Women 3.1 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017), 187-203.

German translation: “Zwischen gesellschaftlichem Kontext und individueller Ideologie. Die Entwicklung des Frauenbildes bei Philo von Alexandria”, in E. Schuller and M.-Th. Wacker (eds.), Frühjüdische Schriften. Die Bibel und die Frauen 3.1 (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2017), 174-90.

Spanish translation: “Entre el context social y la ideologia individual: Filon transforma su conception de la mujer”, in E. Schuller and M.-Th. Wacker (eds), Primeros escritos judios (Estella: Verbo Divino, 2019), 205-22.

  1. “‘The Power of Ares’ in Philo's Legatio”, in F. Calabi, O. Munnich, G. Reydams-Schils, and E. Vimercati (eds.), Pouvoir et puissances chez Philon d'Alexandrie (Turnhout: Brepols, 2016), 129-39.
  2. “‘Not Study is the Main Objective, but Action’ (Pirqe Avot 1:17). A Rabbinic Maxim in Greco-Roman Context”, in M. Bar Asher-Siegal, Chr. Hayes and T. Novick (eds.), From Text to Context in Ancient Judaism: Studies in Honor of Steven Fraade (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016), 455-72.
  3. “Origen’s Commentary on Genesis as a Key to Genesis Rabbah”, in S. Kattan Gribetz, D. Grossberg, M. Himmelfarb and P. Schäfer (eds.), Genesis Rabbah in Text and Context (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016), 129-53.
  4. “Desires Crossing Boundaries: Romance and History in Josephus’ Antiquities”, in J. Baden, H. Najman and E. Tigchelaar (eds.), Sibyls, Scriptures, and Scrolls: John Collins at Seventy (Leiden: Brill, 2016), 973-91.
  5. “Die Sapientia Salomis and Philon – Vertreter derselben alexandrinisch-jüdischen Religionspartei?”, in K.-W. Niebuhr (ed.), Sapientia Salomonis (SAPERE 29; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016), 257-71.
  6. “Accommodating the Political: Philo’s King Metaphor”, in M. Witte and S. Behnke (eds.), The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015), 331-44.
  7. “Wie wird man ein mediterraner Denker? Der Fall Philon von Alexandria”, in M. Dabag, D. Haller, N. Jaspert and A. Lichtenberger (eds.), Ein Pluriverses Universum. Zivilisationen und Religionen im antiken Mittelmeerraum (München: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2015), 355-68.
  8. “Les juifs d’Alexandrie à l’école de la critique textuelle des païens“, in C. Méla and F. Möri (eds.), Alexandrie la divine (Geneva: Éditions de la Baconnière, 2014), 733-40.
  9. “Jüdische Bibelinterpretation zwischen Homerforschung und Christentum”, in R. Feldmeier and T. Georges (eds.), Alexandria. Stadt der Bildung und Religion (COMES 1; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013), 341-60.
  10. Halacha, Nomos oder Tugend im hellenistischen Judentum?”, in F. Horn, U. Volp and R. Zimmermann (eds.), Ethische Normen des frühen Christentums. Gut – Leben – Leib – Tugend (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013), 193-206.
  11. “Biographical Sketches in Genesis Rabbah”, in: R. Boustan et al. (eds.), Envisioning Judaism. Studies in Honor of Peter Schäfer on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013), 1:265-86.
  12. “The Emergence of Monotheistic Creation Theology in Hellenistic Judaism”, in L. Jenott and S. Kattan Gribetz (eds.), In the Beginning: Jewish and Christian Cosmogony in Late Antiquity (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013), 85-106.
  13. “The Implied Audience of the Letter of James”, in G. Anderson, R. Clements and D. Satran (eds.), Bible Exegesis among Jews and Christians. New Approaches (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 57-77.
  14. “Homer visits Philo” [in Hebrew], in M. R. Niehoff, R. Meroz and J. Garb (eds.), AND THIS IS FOR YEHUDA. Studies presented to our friend, Professor Yehuda Liebes, on the Occasion of his sixty-fifth Birthday (Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute/The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, the Hebrew University, 2012), 39-52.
  15. “Philo and Plutarch on Homer”, in M. R. Niehoff (ed.), Homer and the Bible in the Eyes of Ancient Interpreters (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 127-54.
  16. “Philons Beitrag zur Kanonisierung der griechischen Bibel”, in E.-M. Becker und S. Scholz (eds.), Kanon in Konstruktion und Dekonstruktion (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2012), 329-44.
  17. “Recherche homérique et exégèse biblique à Alexandrie : un fragment sur la Tour de Babel préservé par Philon“, in S. Inowlocki-Meister et B. Decharneux (eds.), Philon d'Alexandrie : un penseur à l'intersection des cultures gréco-romaine, orientale, juive, et chrétienne, Actes du colloque de Bruxelles, 26-28 juin 2007 (Brepols: Turnhout, 2011), 83-103.
  18. “Jüdische Bibelexegese im Spiegel alexandrinischer Homerforschung”, in R. Feldmeier, F. Albrecht and T. Georges (eds.), Biblische Notizen 148, special issue on Alexandria – Stadt der Bildung und Religion (Freiburg: Herder, 2011), 19-34.
  19. “Philo's Scholarly Inquiries into the Story of Paradise”, in M. Bockmuehl and G. G. Stroumsa (eds.), Paradise among Jews and Christians (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) 28-42.
  20. “Philo's Contribution to Contemporary Alexandrian Metaphysics”, in A. Jacobsen, J. Ullrich and D. Brakke (eds.), Beyond "Reception": Judaism, Christianity and Antiquity (Bern: Peter Lang, 2007), 35-55.
  21. “New Garments for Biblical Joseph”, in Chr. Helmer (ed.), Biblical Interpretation. History, Context and Reality (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005), 33-56.
  22. “Alexandrian Judaism in 19th Century Wissenschaft des Judentums: Between Modernity and Christianity”, in A. Oppenheimer (ed.), Jüdische Geschichte in hellenistisch-römischer Zeit. Wege der Forschung: vom alten zum neuen Schürer (München: R. Oldenburg Verlag, 1999), 9-28.
  23. “Philo's Views on Paganism”, in G. Stanton and G. G. Stroumsa (eds.), Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Judaism and Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 135-58.
  24. “Moses Mendelssohn's Translation of Judah Halevi's Elegy on Zion” [in Hebrew], in A. Ravitzky (ed.), The Land of Israel in Modern Jewish Thought (Jerusalem: Isaac Ben Zvi Publications, 1998), 313-25.


  1. “Rabbinic Responses to Greco-Roman Philosophy”, forthcoming in P. Franks and Y. Melamed (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Jewish Philosophy, Oxford University Press.
  2. “The Self in Context”, in G. Petridou, J. Bremmer and J. Rüpke (eds.), Graeco-Roman Religious Practices in their Socio-Cultural Milieu (Neue Pauly Supplement Volume; Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler Verlag, forthcoming). 
  3. “Alexandrian Bible Exegesis” [in Serbian translation], in R. Kubat (ed.), Lexicon of Biblical Hermeneutics (Belgrade: University of Belgrade, forthcoming 2021 (Лексикон библијске херменеутике, Родољуб Кубат (прр), Универзитет у Београду: Београд 2021).
  4. “Jews and the Emergence of Christianity”, in C. Hezser (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Jews and Judaism in Late Antiquity (London: Routledge, forthcoming).
  5. “Origen’s Commentaries on the Old Testament”, in R. Heine (ed.), The Oxford Handbook to Origen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021 forthcoming).
  6. “Philo (4)”, in T. Whitmarsh (ed.), The Oxford Classical Dictionary, digital version forthcoming at doi: [10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.013.ORE_CLA-
  7. “Antisemitismus”, Reallexikon für Antike und Judentum 2021, 3-34.
  8. “Alexandrian Judaism”, in M. Henze and R. Werline (eds.), Early Judaism and its Modern Interpreters (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2020), 281-303.
  9. “Josephus and Philo in Rome”, in H. Chapman and Z. Rodgers (eds.), A Companion to Josephus in his World (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2016), 135-46.
  10. “Philo, The Allegorical Commentary 1.31-62”; “Philo, The Life of Moses 1.1-44, 2.12-51” (Introduction and Commentary), in: L. Feldman, J. Kugel and L. Schiffman (eds.), Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish writings Related to Scripture (Nebraska, Nebraska University Press, 2013), 902-15, 959-88.
  11. “Philo of Alexandria. Annotated Bibliography”, in Oxford Bibliographies Online (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)
  12. “Philo”, in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: 2011, Wiley Blackwell), 2:654-55.
  13. “Alexandria”, in: D. Diner (ed.), Enzyklopädie jüdischer Kulturen (Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 2011), 28-33.
  14. “Philo: Allegorical Commentary", "Philo: Exposition of the Law", "Philo: Joseph”, in J. J. Collins and D. C. Harlow (eds.), The Dictionary of Early Judaism, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010), 822-3, 1070-2, 1074-6.
  15. “Philo Judaeus”, in F. Skolnik and M. Berenbaum (eds.), Encyclopaedia Judaica: Second Edition (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007), 16:59-64.
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