The significance of this letter was first observed by Otto Eissfeldt, “Der Anlass zur Entdeckung der Höhle und ihr ähnliche Vorgänge aus älterer Zeit,” Theologische Literaturzeitung 10 (1949), pp. 597–600. A readily available English translation of this document may be found in, Yigael Yadin, The Temple Scroll: The Hidden Law of the Dead Sea Sect (London: Weidenfelf and Nicolson, 1985), pp. 98–99.