The trove of scrolls discovered in the caves near Khirbet Qumran over the past several decades has produced an ever-burgeoning trove of scholarship. Yet few monographs provide critical analyses of the nonbiblical scrolls that are both academically rigorous and accessible to nonspecialists. Oxford’s Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls (OCDSS) series intends to fill this desideratum by providing critical commentaries on ten significant nonbiblical scrolls: the Thanksgiving Scroll, the War Scroll, the Community Rule, the Damascus Document, Pesher Nahum and Pesher Psalms, the Pesher Habakkuk, the Temple Scroll, 4QMMT, the Genesis Apocryphon, and the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice.

In The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk, Timothy Lim, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism at the University of Edinburgh, offers the first installment of the OCDSS series with his commentary on Pesher Habakkuk (1QpHab). The second volume on the Damascus Document, prepared by Steven Fraade,...

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