The Damascus Document is one of the most important documents found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. In this important monograph, Philip R. Davies surveys the scholarship from the past century on these textual fragments, beginning with Solomon Schechter’s 1910 Fragments of a Zodokite Work, and covering all significant studies from the twentieth century. The body of Davies’ work offers thorough studies of each section of the Damascus Document, including the history, laws, warnings, and new covenant. Davies also discusses redaction history. The Damascus Document concludes with a lengthy bibliography, as well as a complete text with Davies’ own translation.
Philip R. Davies has degrees from Oxford University and the University of St. Andrews. He is research professor of biblical studies at the University of Sheffield.