Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1226 – The Dead Sea Scrolls Documentary


Twelve years ago, for the 50th anniversary of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery, I produced a documentary program featuring comments from William F. Albright, Yigael Yadin and others. At about that time I had inherited a collection of tapes from University of Wisconsin professor Menahem Mansoor featuring interviews done during production of a public radio documentary on the scrolls.

This week, in honor of the two museum displays currently being featured in Milwaukee and St. Paul, I am once again featuring that documentary, telling the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery and relating its importance.

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2 responses

  1. Gordon, this show is absolutely incredible! To hear Dr. Albright's voice after all the studying I've done of his work is just so cool! Likewise w/ Yadin & de Vaux. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this.You should expand the description of #647 on your programs list to mention the names of people included on this show.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm

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