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Discovery and Acquisition

Qumran Cave 4

  1. Overview
    1. Overview- Discovery and Acquisition
  2. Primary sources
    1. The Bible Scholar Who Became an Undercover Agent, Harry M. Orlinsky, Biblical Archaeology Review, Jul-Aug. 1992.
  3. Secondary sources
    1. Discovery and Acquisition, 1947–1956, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1994.
    2. Early Publication Efforts, 1953–1967, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1994.
    3. First “Dead Sea Scroll” Found in Egypt Fifty Years Before Qumran Discoveries Solomon Schechter presages later Essene scholarship, Raphael Levy, BAR Sep-Oct 1982.
    4. Frank Moore Cross. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the People Who Wrote Them.” Biblical Archaeology Review 3, 1 (1977).
    5. Yigael Yadin 1917–1984, Hershel Shanks, Biblical Archaeology Review, Sep./Oct. 1984.
    6. Dead Sea Scrolls- A Short History, Hershel Shanks, BAR 33-03, May-Jun 2007.
    7. Past Perfect- Shall I Go to Bethlehem?, Yigael Yadin, Biblical Archaeology Review, May-June 2007.
    8. Excerpt from A Prophet Amongst You, Neil Asher Silberman, Addison-Wesley, Reading, 1993.
  4. Images
    1. Qumran Cave 4
    2. Classified Ad, The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 1954
    3. Letter from Yigael Yadin Concerning the Purchase of the Scrolls, 1954
  5. Videos
    1. Where were the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered? Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.
    2. What effect has the media had on the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls? Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.
  6. Educational Resources
    1. The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls- The Bible Scholar Who Became an Undercover Agent
    2. Buried 2000 Years- The Dead Sea Scrolls (Short Story)

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