For a review of the Annual Meeting, see “When 5,613 Scholars Get Together in One Place—The Annual Meeting, 1990,” in this issue.


See “ASOR Revives Ancient Manuscripts Committee,” Biblical Archaeologist 53 (1990), p. 235.


Of course, this restriction did not apply to scrolls that early came into Israeli hands and were promptly published by Israeli and American scholars.


In a similar situation, it was for years thought that a Jew could not serve as president of ASOR because ASOR has a school in Amman, Jordan as well as a Damascus Committee and a Baghdad Committee that try to participate in archaeological efforts in Syria and Iraq. Finally, in a crisis, ASOR turned to Eric Meyers, who became president in 1990. The fact that he is a Jew has not hindered his effectiveness as president, nor hampered ASOR’s activities in Arab countries.


See Yigael Yadin, The Temple Scroll: The Hidden Law of the Dead Sea Sect (London Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1985), p. 45.


See review in Books in Brief, in this issue.