John M. Allegro

John M. Allegro (d. 1988) is both a popular and scholarly author. He has written five books on the Dead Sea Scrolls. For 16 years lecturer in Old Testament Studies at Manchester University, Great Britain, Allegro has served as an advisor to the Jordanian government on the Scrolls, has prepared a documentary film about them for BBC, and has served for years on one of the international editing teams deciphering them. 

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