Oxford Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Oxford Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls is a series intended for the scholarly study of the most important non-biblical Dead Sea Scrolls. It aims to provide scholarship of the highest level that is accessible to non-specialists, based on the best digitized images and readings. Each volume will include a synthetic and substantial introduction, followed by a line-by-line commentary on the scrolls. The commentary will provide an English translation, textual notes and thematic discussions of the original Hebrew text of the scrolls.


The first three volumes of the OCDSS series are out! For more information on Pesher Habakkuk (Timothy Lim), the Damascus Document (Steven Fraade), and the The Rule of the Association and Related Texts (John J. Collins and James Nati) scroll down to view the ‘Volumes’ page.



The series is intended for a broad readership of scholars and students who work in the fields of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament Studies, or in other areas of Early Judaism. Published by Oxford University Press, each volume will expound on the religious ideas and themes of the scrolls.

Series Editors
Timothy H. Lim (University of Edinburgh)
Vered Noam (Tel Aviv University)

Advisory Board
John J. Collins (Yale University)
Sidnie White Crawford (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Reinhard Kratz (University of Göttingen)
Raija Sollamo (University of Helsinki)


  • The Thanksgiving Scroll

    Carol Newsom and Eileen Schuller
    Emory University and McMaster University
  • The War Scroll

    Guy Stiebel
    Tel Aviv University
  • The Rule of the Association and Related Texts

    John J. Collins and James Nati
    Yale Divinity School and Jesuit School of Theology
  • The Damascus Document

    Steven Fraade
    Yale University
  • Pesher Nahum & Pesher Psalms

    Reinhard Kratz
    Universität Göttingen
  • The Pesher Habbakuk

    Timothy H. Lim
    University of Edinburgh
  • The Temple Scroll

    Sidnie Crawford
    University of Nebraska
  • 4QMMT ‘Some Precepts of the Torah’

    Vered Noam and Eshbal Ratzon
    Tel Aviv University
  • The Genesis Apocryphon

    Daniel Machiela
    University of Notre Dame
  • The Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice

    Noam Mizrahi
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Tom Perridge (OUP Editor)
Oxford University Press


Aimee Wright (OUP Project Editor)
Oxford University Press

Chris Lee (Assistant Editor)
Peniel Theological Seminary and Kosin University


Lucy Swale (Editorial Assistant)
University of Oxford

Kaitlynn Merckling (Project Assistant)
Princeton Theological Seminary




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