Religious Studies Resources

A Guide to E-Reference Sources, Journal Databases, and other Resources in Religion.


Commentaries on Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint in electronic form are limited.  The resources below will be augmented as more commentaries become available. Other titles are available in TWU Library in print form.  For Septuagint titles only available in print, do a Books search on: Septuagint Commentary.

Qumran Commentaries

Goff, 4QInstruction (2013)

Book of Giants
Stuckenbruck, Book of Giants from Qumran. Available only in print in TWU library: BM488.B6 S78 1997 

Copper Scroll
Lefkovits, Judah K. The Copper Scroll 3Q15 : A Reevaluation : A New Reading, Translation, and Commentary. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah: 25. Brill, 2000.  Available only in print in TWU library: BM488.C6 A3 2000

Damascus Document
​Davies, The Damascus Covenant (1982)

Wacholder, Ben Zion. The New Damascus Document : The Midrash on the Eschatological Torah of the Dead Sea Scrolls : Reconstruction, Translation and Commentary. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah: 56. Brill, 2007. 

Genesis Apocryphon
Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Genesis Apocryphon of Qumran Cave 1 (1Q20) : A Commentary. 3rd ed. Biblica et Orientalia: 18/B. Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 2004. Available only in print in TWU library: BS1830.G5 F54 2004.
Machiela, Daniel A. The Dead Sea Genesis Apocryphon : A New Text and Translation with Introduction and Special Treatment of Columns 13-17. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah: 79. Brill, 2009. Available only in print in TWU library: BS1830.G4 A3 2009

Kittel, Bonnie Pedrotti. The Hymns of Qumran : Translation and Commentary. Dissertation Series / Society of Biblical Literature. Scholars Press, 1981. Available only in print in TWU library: BM488.T5 K57 1981

Levi Document
Drawnel, Henryk. An Aramaic Wisdom Text from Qumran : A New Interpretation of the Levi Document. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism: V. 86. Brill, 2004. Available only in print in TWU library: BM488.L48 D73 2004

Greenfield, Aramaic Levi Document: Edition, Translation, Commentary (2004)

Qumran Rule
Leaney, A. R. C. The Rule of Qumran and Its Meaning : Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. New Testament Library. S.C.M. Press, 1966. Available only in print in TWU library: BM488.M3 A3 1966

Temple Scroll
Maier, Johann. The Temple Scroll : An Introduction, Translation & Commentary. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. Supplement Series: 34. JSOT, 1985.

Yadin, Yigael. The Temple Scroll. Israel Exploration Society, 1977. V. 2 is text and commentary. Available only in print in TWU library: BM488.T44 A3 1983


Septuagint Commentaries

Buchner, SBL Commentary on the Septuagint: An Introduction (2017)

Brayford, Genesis (Septuagint Commentary, 2007)
Wevers, Notes on the Greek Text of Genesis (2019)

Wevers, Notes on the Greek Text of Deuteronomy (2019)

Auld, Joshua (Septuagint Commentary, 2005)

Gauthier, Psalms 38 and 145 of the Old Greek Version (2014)

Wolters, Proverbs (Septuagint Commentary, 2020)


Penner, Isaiah (Septuagint Commentary, 2020)
Troxel, Commentary on the Old Greek and Peshitta of Isaiah 1–25 (2022)

Streane, The Double Text of Jeremiah (compares readings from LXX and MT, with commentary, 1896)
Walser, Jeremiah (Septuagint Commentary, 2012)

Olley, Ezekiel (2009)

Glenny, Hosea (Septuagint Commentary, 2013)
Patterson, Septuagint Text of Hosea Compared with the Massoretic Text (1891)

Glenny, Amos (Septuagint Commentary, 2013)
Oesterley, Amos (not a commentary but detailed textual analysis of various Greek versions of Amos, 1902)

Glenny, Micah (Septuagint Commentary, 2015)

1 Esdras
Bird,  I Esdras (Septuagint Commentary, 2015)

Baruch / Letter of Jeremiah
Adams, Baruch and Epistle of Jeremiah (2014)

III Maccabees
Available only in print in TWU Library: Croy, 3 Maccabees (2006): BS1825.53 .C76 2006

IV Maccabees
DeSilva, 4 Maccabees(Septuagint Commentary, 2006)

Littman, Tobit (Septuagint Commentary, 2008)