Biblical Archaeology Review 44:2, March/April May/June 2018

Hershel’s Crusade, No. 1: He Who Freed the Dead Sea Scrolls

By Martin Abegg, Jr.

In 1991, with the support of Hershel Shanks and BAS, Martin Abegg, Jr., contemplated committing “academic suicide”—publishing reconstructions of the Dead Sea Scrolls without the permission of the sluggish and secretive publication team. Abegg details how, in fact, Hershel’s impact resonates far beyond that remarkable moment.

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