About Phoenix Press


Sheffield Phoenix Press is a publisher specializing in biblical studies. It was founded in 2004 under the direction of David J.A. Clines, J. Cheryl Exum and Keith W. Whitelam. Continuing the best traditions of publishing from Sheffield, it has made its aim to support scholarship with high quality academic books and journals, and has developed a distinctive presence among publishers serving the field of biblical studies.

Sheffield Phoenix Press undertakes:

  • to be an independent company (not part of a conglomerate)

  • to be managed by academics for academics (not in order to maximize profit)

  • to be led by the publishing ideas of academics (rather than commissioning scholars to carry out the agenda of the publisher)

  • to concentrate on scholarly monographs

  • to offer a year-round 50% discount for individual scholars and students on all hardback books when a paperback is not available

  • to maintain an accurate and up-to-date website

  • to provide thoughtful order processing and clear information on prices and delivery times


After a period (2016-17) when Sheffield Phoenix Press's publication of unsolicited manuscripts was paused we are now accepting proposals of scholarly books and monographs in biblical studies, as well as publicizing and marketing our list of over 300 titles. The major project of the Press at present is the creation of the nine-volume Dictionary of Classical Hebrew Revised, of which the first volume is expected in mid-2018.

Sheffield Phoenix Press is directed by David J.A. Clines and Jeremy M.S. Clines. The Office Manager of the Press is Louise A. Clines.

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