See “Why Won’t the Scroll Editors Release the Texts? Frank Cross Provides the Answers,” BAR 16:02; and “The Dead Sea Scroll Monopoly Must Be Broken,” BAR 16:04.


“Polish Conference Resolution Galls For Release of Dead Sea Scrolls,” BARlines, BAR 16:01.


The symposium was sponsored by the Institute of Jewish Studies of University College London. Vermes’ remarks are reprinted in the Journal of Jewish Studies 39/1 (1988).


Professor Ullendorf writes “The most urgent task is the immediate publication, by photographic reproduction, of all the available fragments—without decipherment, comment, or interpretation. The latter can then be undertaken by competent scholars in all parts of the world, without any of the present proprietary claims. The elucidation of this material might, in these circumstances, well lead to a measure of duplication and overlap. But this is a small risk and it might well be of benefit to have several attempts at deciphering, interpreting, and indeed ordering and assigning these, at times very tiny, fragments. Let us have the raw material, and there will he no shortage of willing hands to attempt a decipherment.”


See “Polish Conference Calls for Release of Dead Sea Scrolls,” BARlines, BAR 16:01.


Emil Schurer, History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ, vol. 3, revised and edited by Geza Vermes, Fergus Miller and Martin Goodman. Organizing ed. Matthew Black. Literary ed.: Pamela Vermes (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1986).