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Alan D. Crown

Alan D. Crown, emeritus professor of Semitic studies at the University of Sydney (Australia), was a renowned scholar of Samaritan studies. His work made him one of the foremost experts on the Abisha Scroll, a copy of the Samaritan Pentateuch that was supposedly penned by Aaron’s great-grandson Abisha, and he received a grant to produce a critical edition of the Samaritan Pentateuch.

The articles below were hand-selected by the Biblical Archaeology Review editors especially for Premier Members of the BAS Library.

The Abisha Scroll—3,000 years Old?

Bible Review 7:05, Oct 1991
By Alan D. Crown

Was It an Essene Settlement?

BAR 20:05, Sep/Oct 1994
By Alan D. Crown and Lena Cansdale