Selected Readings

Official Series

Discoveries in the Judaean Desert. 9 vols. to date. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1955-.
Vol. I: Barthelemy, D., and J. T. Milik. Qumran Cave I . 1955.

Vol. II: Benoit, P., J. T. Milik, and R. de Vaux. Les Grottes de Murabba`at . 1961.

Vol. III: Baillet, M., J. T. Milik, and R. de Vaux.Les 'Petites Grottes' de Qumran . 1962.

Vol. IV: Sanders, J. A.The Psalms Scroll of Qumran Cave II (IIQPsa) . 1965.

Vol. V: Allegro, J. M.Qumran Cave 4: I (4Q158-4Q186) . 1968.

Vol. VI: De Vaux, R., and J. T. Milik. Qumran Grotte 4: II (Archeologie et 4Q128-4Q157) . 1977.

Vol. VII: Baillet, M. Qumran Grotte 4: III (4Q482-4Q520). 1982.

Vol. VIII: Tov, E. The Greek Minor Prophets Scroll from Nahal Hever (8HevXIIgr) (The Seiyal Collection I) . 1990.

Vol. IX: Skehan, P., E. Ulrich, and J. Sanderson, with a contribution by P. J. Parsons. Qumran Cave 4: IV. Palaeo- Hebrew and Greek Biblical Manuscripts . 1992.

Transcriptions, Reproductions, and Reconstructions

The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judaean Desert. Edited by E. Tov. Printed catalog by S. Reed. Israel Antiquities Authority. Leiden: E. J. Brill, forthcoming.

A Facsimile Edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls . Prepared with an introduction and index by R. Eisenman and J. Robinson. 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1991. Introduction in English. Facsimiles primarily in Hebrew and Aramaic.

A Preliminary Edition of the Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls: The Hebrew and Aramaic Texts from Cave Four . Reconstructed and edited by B. Wacholder and M. Abegg. 2 fascs. Washington, D.C.: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1991-92.

The Scroll of the War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness. Edited by Y. Yadin. Translated by B. and C. Rabin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962.

Scrolls from Qumran Cave I: The Great Isaiah Scroll, the Order of the Community, the Pesher to Habakkuk. Photographs by J. Trever. Jerusalem: Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and the Shrine of the Book, 1972.

The Temple Scroll. Edited by Y. Yadin. 3 vols. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1977-83. Translation of Megilat-ha-mikdash. Contents: v. 1. Introduction -- v. 2. Text and commentary -- v. 3. Plates and text; supplementary plates (2 v.).

General Sources

Baumgarten, J. Studies in Qumran Law. Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, vol. 24. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1977.

Cross, F. The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Biblical Studies. The Haskell Lectures, 1956-57. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1958.

--------. "The Development of the Jewish Scripts." In The Bible and the Ancient Near East: Essays in Honor of William Foxwell Albright. Edited by G. Wright. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1961.

The Damascus Document Reconsidered. Edited by M. Broshi. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society and Shrine of the Book, 1992.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Forty Years of Research. Edited by D. Dimant and U. Rappaport. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1992.

De Vaux, R. Archaeology and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973. English translation from the French.

Fitzmyer, J. The Dead Sea Scrolls: Major Publications and Tools for Study. Society of Biblical Literature Resources for Biblical Study, no. 20. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990.

--------. Responses to 101 Questions on the Dead Sea Scrolls. New York: Paulist Press, 1992.

Flusser, D. Judaism and the Origins of Christianity. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1988.

Golb, N. "The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Perspective." The American Scholar 58 (Spring 1989):177-207.

Qumran and the History of the Biblical Text. Edited by F. Cross and S. Talmon. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1975.

Schechter, S. Documents of Jewish Sectaries. 1910. Reprint. Library of Biblical Studies. New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1970.

Schiffman, L. The Halakhah at Qumran . Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, vol. 16. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1975.

Scrolls from the Dead Sea: An Exhibition of Scrolls and Archeological Artifacts from the Collections of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Edited by A. Sussman and R. Peled. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress in association with the Israel Antiquities Authority, 1993. Catalog issued in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Library of Congress, Apr. 29-Aug. 1, 1993.

Talmon, S. The World of Qumran from Within: Collected Studies. Jerusalem: Magnes Press; Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1989.

Tov, E. "The Unpublished Qumran Texts from Caves 4 and 11." Journal of Jewish Studies 43 (Spring 1992):101-36.

Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review. Edited by H. Shanks. New York: Random House, 1992.

Vermes, G. The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective. Rev. ed. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977.

--------. The Dead Sea Scrolls in English. 3rd ed. London: Penguin, 1990.

Wieder, N. The Judean Scrolls and Karaism. London: East and West Library, 1962.

Wilson, E. Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978.

Yadin, Y. The Temple Scroll: The Hidden Law of the Dead Sea Sect. New York: Random House, 1985.

-- Compiled by Michael W. Grunberger