The following account is based upon John Allegro, The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reappraisal, 2d ed. (New York: Penguin Books, 1964), pp. 17–36; Millar Burrows, The Dead Sea Scrolls (New York: Viking Press, 1956), pp. 3–28; G. Lankester Harding, “Introductory,” in Discoveries in the Judaean Desert, I: Qumran Cave I, eds. D. Barthélemy and J.T. Milik (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1955), pp. 3–7; Frank Moore Cross, Jr., The Ancient Library of Qumran & Modern Biblical Studies, rev. ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1961), pp. 3–12; John C. Trever, “The Discovery of the Scrolls,” Biblical Archaeologist 11 (1948), pp. 46–57; John C. Trever, The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Personal Account, rev. ed. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1977), pp. 96–110 and appendix I. A later, slightly embellished account by the Bedouin discoverer of the scrolls was recorded by William Brownlee, “Muhammad Ed-Deeb’s Own Story of His Scroll Discovery,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 16 (1957), pp. 236–239. For the subsequent scholarly debate over this interview see John C. Trever, “When Was Qumran Cave I Discovered?” Revue de Qumran 9 (1961), pp. 136–141; William Brownlee, “Edh-Dheeb’s Story of His Scroll Discovery,” Revue de Qumran 12 (1962), pp. 483–494; William Brownlee, “Some New Facts Concerning the Discovery of the Scrolls of 1Q,” Revue de Qumran 15 (1963), pp. 417–420; Cross, pp. 5–6, n. 1. (Trever’s spelling of Bedouin names is adopted throughout this article).