The following is a complete bibliography of Ben Zion Wacholder’s work, compiled by Ida Cohen Selevan and Laurel Wolfson:


Nicolaus of Damascus (University of California Publications in History, 75; Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1962).

Eupolemus: A Study of Judaeo-Greek Literature (MHUC, 3; Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1974).

Essays on Jewish Chronology and Chronography (New York: Ktav, 1976).

Messianism and Mishnah: Time and Place in the Early Halakhah (Louis Caplan Lecture on Jewish Law; [New York]: Hebrew Union College Press, 1979).

The Dawn of Qumran: The Sectarian Torah and the Teacher of Righteousness (MHUC, 8; Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1983).

(with Martin G. Abegg, Jr.) A Preliminary Edition of the Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls: The Hebrew and Aramaic Texts from Cave Four (Washington: Biblical Archaeological Society, 1991-). Five volumes.

The New Damascus Document: The Midrash on the Eschatological Torah of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Reconstruction, Translation and Commentary (The Netherlands: Brill, 2006).


‘The Halakah and the Proselyting of Slaves during the Gaonic Era’, Historia Judaica 18 (1956), pp. 89-106.

‘Attitudes Towards Proselytizing in the Classical Halakah’, Historia Judaica 20 (1958), pp. 77-96.

‘Cases of Proselytizing in the Tosafist Responsa’, Jewish Quarterly Review (JQR) 51 (1961), pp. 288-315.

‘Greek Authors in Herod’s Library’, Studies in Bibliography and Booklore 5 (1961), pp. 102-109. Reprinted in his Nicolaus of Damascus, pp. 81-86.

‘Pseudo-Euopolemus’ Two Greek Fragments on the Life of Abraham’, Hebrew Union College Annual (HUCA) 34 (1963), pp. 83-113.

‘How Long Did Abram Stay in Egypt? A Study in Hellenistic, Qumran, and Rabbinic Chronology’, HUCA 35 (1964), pp. 43-56.

‘Qeta’ mi-teshubat rishon be-dinei de-garmi’, Sinai 55 (1964), pp. 323-25.

‘Rabad of Posquieres’, JQR 56 (1965), pp. 173-80.

‘A Qumran Attack on the Oral Exegesis? The Phrase ‘shr btlmwd shqrm in 4Q Pesher Nahum’, Revue de Qumran (RevQ) 5 (1966), pp. 575-78.

‘Tosaphot yeshanim we-hidushei ha-Rabad ‘al pereq rishon u-perek sheni shel Maseked Qidushin’, HUCA 37 (1966) pp. 65-90.

‘Sippurei Rabban Gamliem ba-Mishnah u-va-Tosephta’, in Papers of the Fourth World Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 1967), pp. 143-144.

‘David’s Eschatological Psalter: 11Q Psalmsa‘, HUCA 59 (1988), pp. 23-72.

‘Does Qumran Record the Death of the Moreh? The Meaning of he’aseph in Damascus Covenant XIX, 35, XX, 14’, RevQ 13 (1988), pp. 323-30.

‘Josephus and Nicolaus of Damascus’, in L.H. Feldman and G. Hata (eds.), Josephus, the Bible, and History (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989), pp. 147-72.

‘Rules of Testimony in Qumranic Jurisprudence: CD 9 and 11Q Torah 64’, Journal of Jewish Studies (JJS) 40 (1989), pp. 53-74.

‘The Ancient Judaeo-Aramaic Literature (500-164 BCE): A Classification of Pre-Qumranic Texts’, in L.H. Schiffman (ed.), Archaeology and History in the Dead Sea Scrolls: The New York University Conference in Memory of Yigael Yadin (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1990), pp. 257-81.

‘The Fragmentary Remains of 11QTorah (Temple Scroll): 11QTorahb and 11QTorahc plus 4QparaTorah Integrated with 11QToraha‘ (with Martin G. Abegg, Jr), HUCA 62 (1991), pp. 1-116.

‘Ezekiel and Ezekialianism as Progenitors of Essenianism’, in D. Dimant and U. Rappaport (eds.), The Dead Sea Scrolls: Forty Years of Research (Leiden: Brill, 1992), pp. 186-96.

‘Geomessianism: Why Did the Essenes Settle at Qumran?’, in S.F. Chyet, and D.H. Ellenson (eds.), Bits of Honey: Essays for Samson H. Levey (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993), pp. 131-38.

‘A Note on E. Tov’s List of Preliminary Editions of the Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls’, JJS 44 (1993), pp. 129-31.

Book Reviews (A Partial Listing)

G. Aha, The Sheeltot, JQR 53 (1959), pp. 258-61.

I. Twersky, Rabad of Posquieres: A Twelfth-Century Talmudist, JQR 55 (1965), pp. 174-80.

J. Neusner, Development of a Legend: Studies on the Traditions Concerning Yohanah ben Zakkai, Journal of Biblical Literature (JBL) 91 (1972), pp. 123-24.

J.P.M. van der Ploeg et al., Le targum de Job de la grotte 11 de Qumran, JBL 91 (1972), pp. 414-415.

M. McNamara, Targum and Testament: Aramaic Paraphrases of the Hebrew Bible, JBL 93 (1974), pp. 132-33.

A.J. Saldarini, The Fathers according to Rabbi Nathan (Abot de Rabbi Nathan), Version B: A Translation and Commentary, JBL 96 (1977), pp. 622-23.

B.E. Thiering, Redating the Teacher of Righteousness, JBL 101 (1982), pp. 147-48.

H.W. Attridge and R.A. Oden, Jr., Philo of Byblos: The Phoenician History, JBL 102 (1983), pp. 333-334.

E.J. Bickerman, The Jews in the Greek Age, Hadassah (Feb. 1989), pp. 44-45.

L.H. Schiffman, The Eschatological Community of the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Study of the Rule of the Congregation, JBL 110 (1991), pp. 147-48.

M.O. Wise, A Critical Study of the Temple Scroll from Qumran Cave 11, JBL 111 (1992), pp. 329-31.

All entries in this bibliography up to 1994 initially appeared in Pursuing the Text: Studies in Honor of Ben Zion Wacholder on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, John C. Reeves and John Kampen, 1994, Sheffield Academic Press.

Reproduced by kind permission of Continuum International Publishing Group. Portions of the text can be viewed online here.

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