From the Publisher
'“This excellent monograph [...] consists of a detailed, perspicacious, and learned examination of the legal material contained in the Cairo Genizah version and Qumran fragments of the Damascus Document [...] warmly recommended to all students of Qumran law and of the communal structure of the Dead Sea Community.”'
Geza Vermes, Journal of Jewish Studies, 2003.
This is a sophisticated grappling with very difficult material and must be taken into account in all future descriptions of the history and organization of the movement reflected in the sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls.
George Brooke, Booklist of the Society for the Study of the Old Testament, 2001.