See BAR Editor Unwelcome in Madrid Disinvited to Dead Sea Scroll Congress,” BAR 17:03.


See Frank Moore Cross, “The Text Behind the Text of the Hebrew Bible,” Bible Review, Spring 1985, reprinted in Hershel Shanks, ed., Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls (New York Random House, 1992), pp. 139–155.


Cross reminds us that the rabbis did not always choose the shorter text “The Rabbis rejected the short, superb text of Jeremiah we find at Qumran in a single exemplar and in the Greek Bible [Cross’ terminology for the septuagint tradition].”


Unfortunately, this book is marred by frequent errors like this; another example “The Teacher of Righteousness do [sic] not intended [sic] to create a community” (p. xvi).