BAR 20:04, Jul/Aug 1994
An Interview with John Strugnell
Ousted chief scroll editor makes his case
Harvard professor John Strugnell was chief editor of the official Dead Sea Scroll editorial team from 1987 until he was dismissed in late 1990, after giving an anti-Semitic interview to Israeli journalist Avi Katzman, in Haaretz, November 9, 1990, and Chief Dead Sea Scroll Editor Denounces Judaism, Israel; Claims Hes Seen Four More Scrolls Found by Bedouin, BAR 17:01. An original member of the editorial team, Strugnell had been studying the scrolls for over 40 years and was one of the most significant players in the Dead Sea Scroll drama. A brilliant, complex man, he has dropped from public sight since his dismissal.