Meanwhile, Greg has e-mailed regarding the provenance of this latest paper:
. . . that was not my Brown University paper in the fall of 2002. It was
a paper delivered a month ago to ASOR at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. (at the annual regional meeting of SBL/AAR/ASOR) on May 8, 2004. (See www.pnw-aarsbl.org/program.htm )
Although the paper is similar to my Brown University presentation, it is not the same, and has a number of updates with rewriting, etc.
The correct attribution was in the submitted paper but was inadvertently removed during editing.
Also, while we're on the subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hershel Shanks has recently given a lecture on them in Virginia at a fundraising event by the Congregation Beth Israel for the Charlottesville Community Jewish Day School. The Charlottesville Daily Progress has a summary.