Philo of Alexandria’s Logos



1.9.1 Primary Texts Philo of Alexandria

_Philo_. trans. and ed. F. C. Colson et al. (12 vols.; LCL; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1929-62) [the full corpus, Greek and English text on facing pages]

Ronald Williamson, _Jews in the Hellenistic Word: Philo_ Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1989). [Selections and commentary]

David Winston and John Dillon, _Philo of Alexandria: The Contemplative Life, the Giants, and Selections_ (New York: Paulist, 1981)

C. D. Yonge, _The Works of Philo: Complete and Unabridged, New Updated Edition_ (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1993 [first published 1854-55]) [A convenient, almost complete translation in one volume, but this updated edition is exceedingly full of typographical errors] Plato, _Timaeus_

R.G. Bury, _Plato: Timaeus, Critias, Cleitophon, Menexenus, Epistles_ (vol. 9 of 12.; LCL; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1929) [Greek and English text on facing pages]

Desmond Lee, _Plato: Timaeus and Critias_ (rev. ed; Penguin Classics; London and New York: Penguin, 1977)

1.9.2 Secondary Literature

Robert M. Berchman, _From Philo to Origen: Middle Platonism in Transition_ (BJS 69; Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1984)

Thomas H. Billings, _The Platonism of Philo Judaeus_ (New York/London: Garland, 1979 [originally published 1919])

Francis MacDonald Cornford, _Plato’s Cosmology: the Timaeus of Plato_ (London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1937) [old, but still very useful]

Georgios D. Farandos, _Kosmos und Logos nach Philon von Alexandria_ (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1976)

Erwin R. Goodenough, _An Introduction to Philo Judaeus_ (Oxford: Blackwell, 1962) [esp. ch. 5]

Richard D. Hecht, “Philo and Messiah,” in _Judaisms and their Messiahs_, ed. Neusner et al. (see 0.3 above)

David T. Runia, _Philo of Alexandria and the ‘Timaeus’ of Plato_ (Leiden: Brill, 1986)

Samuel Sandmel, _Philo of Alexandria: An Introduction_ (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979)

Harry Austryn Wolfson, _Philo: Foundations of Religious Philosophy in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam_ (2nd ed.; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1948)

There is also a journal devoted to Philo studies:

_Studia Philonica Annual: Studies in Hellenistic Judaism_, ed. David T. Runia (Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press)

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