La Sor, Amazing Dead Sea Scrolls, rev. ed. (Chicago: Moody Press, 1962), pp. 78ff, 203–206; La Sor, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), pp. 69ff, 149–153. Not being a specialist in Judaism, I suppose I might plead that I had been misled by others who were recognized as such. In writing my dissertation on the subject (“A Preliminary Reconstruction of Judaism in the Time of the Second Temple in the Light of the Published Qumran Materials,” University of Southern California, 1956), I was strongly influenced by George F. Moore’s classic work, in which he separated baptism from “the many baths prescribed in the law for purification” (Moore, Judaism in the First Centuries of the Christian Era, The Age of the Tannaim, 2 vols. [Cambridge: Harvard University, 1927], I. p. 332).