Allegro himself has frequently chided his colleagues on the international committee for their delays. In 1984, Allegro commented:

“I am still the only member of that original team to have published all of his section of the work in definitive form (1968). … Despite all the impatient mummurings of fellow-academics over the years, my colleagues have managed to retain their exclusive control over these important manuscripts.” (The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth [First American Editions, 1984], p. 6.)

These published “treasures,” as Allegro calls them, will be available to all only “when a handful of privileged scholars can be persuaded to find the will and energy to share ‘their’ jealously guarded manuscripts with less fortunate colleagues and the world at large” (p 7).