BAR 16:02, Mar/Apr 1990
Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scroll Variation on Show and TellIts Called Tell, But No Show
Youre not going to believe this!
Next summer, at the Biblical Archaeology Congress in Jerusalem, Joseph Baumgarten, newly assigned to edit and publish the coveted Damascus Documents from the Dead Sea Scrolls, will, after more than 35 years, DESCRIBE his treasure. Describe, mind you, not show. Hell describe them for you, BUT HE WONT LET YOU SEE THEM.
You heard me right. He will tell you how many fragments there are, perhaps how long they are, what kind of writing is used and what the general contents are. He may even tantalize you by reading a few lines. BUT HE WONT SHOW YOU THE DOCUMENTS! NOT EVEN PHOTOGRAPHS!