But see Tov’s Foreword to the volume: “Scholars will always associate the name of R. P. Dominique Barthelemy, O.P. … with [this scroll] because of his masterly treatment of its contents in Devanciers, a book which in many ways has revolutionized scholarship. That monograph also presented the preliminary transcription of the scroll (R), though not in the form of an edition in the usual sense of the word. Barthelemy had, however, done a substantial amount of work towards such an edition, mainly, a first attempt to reconstruct the incomplete lines. This work was discontinued because of other obligations, and when Barthelemy asked me in 1982 to prepare the present edition, he kindly placed these notes at my disposal.”