BAR 16:02, Mar/Apr 1990
Dead Sea Scrolls
Leading Dead Sea Scroll Scholar Denounces Delay
One of the worlds preeminent Dead Sea Scroll authorities, who at one time had full access to all the fragments, including those still unpublished, has roundly condemned the continuing delay in releasing the full texts.
Speaking at a colloquium honoring Sam Iwry of Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore Hebrew University, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Professor Emeritus at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., stated:
Since 1960 there has been no excuse for the lack of publication. Publication understandably takes time, but they [the texts] should have been appearing at regular intervals. Yet this has not been the case.