'...the work is a piece of first-class scholarship. honest, careful and imaginative, by a Semitist of the highest promise...'
C.A. Simpson, Journal of Theological Studies, 1958
'The present work by its accurate translation and the wealth of matter collected in the commentary will be an indispensable tool in the hands of all who engage themselves in this fascinating study.'
G.R. Driver, The journal of Jewish Studies, 1958.
'The commentary is, in spite of the problematic dating of this scroll and inconvenient arrangement, a very useful aid to any work on what is, in many respect, the most important text among the Qumran finds.'
S. Segert, Archiv Orient, 1959.