THE CAMPAIGN TO FREE THE SCROLLS. From 1985 to 1991, Hershel campaigned to free the Dead Sea Scrolls from the small group of scholars who had held control of them for decades without publishing anything. One of BAR’s most famous covers from this period (the July/August 1989 issue) features Jerusalem’s Rockefeller Museum, where the publication team was working, and called it “The Dead Sea Scrolls Prison.”