Unfortunately, this personal attack may have been a heated and ill-considered reaction to a statement attributed to Eisenman to the effect that the Israeli government, in the words of the Jerusalem Post, “was deliberately withholding publication of the Dead Sea scrolls because they contradict elements of faith in the Jewish and Catholic religions.” Eisenman vehemently denies ever having made such a charge. BAR is close enough to the situation to state categorically, as we have several times in the past, that there is no basis whatever for such a charge although rumors to this effect have been circulating for years.