Composed at the end of the editorial process, this volume provides a general overview of and introduction to the thirty-eight volumes of the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series published from 1951 onwards by Oxford University Press. It contains a general description of the series and its editorial principles, as well as different indexes: several lists of the texts found in the Judaean desert, a list of scribal notations, annotated lists of internal overlaps and parallels, the
texts found in the Judaean desert arranged by their presumed dates, and a concordance of the proper names.
The publication of the DJD series is recognised everywhere as of immense importance. This very helpful collection of indices, lists and catalogues will make the volumes all the more accessible and assist beyond measure in the reassessment of the Dead Sea scrolls which must begin in earnest now that all the manuscripts are published.
(George J. Brooke, University of Manchester)