Monday, July 01, 2013

DSS Passion

THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS: A Long History of Passion, Controversy (Jeanne Timmons, Valley News). A pretty good summary of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls controversies.

More at the links on Frank Moore Cross, John Strugnell, and the criticisms of the original team for their tardiness in publication. Full disclosure: I was one of Cross's students who did doctoral research on his lot of Scrolls in the 1908s. My dissertation on unpublished manuscripts of Genesis and Exodus from Cave 4 was published in DJD 12. Much more on the Raphael Golb case (which is now under appeal) here and here and links.