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1574-1575 Peter Flint – The Dead Sea Scrolls at 50

Peter Flint

Peter Flint

From our archives we present an interview from 20 years ago, when the half-century anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was being observed. Peter Flint, a South African scholar who was a world leader in Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship, directed the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in British Columbia.

We were sorry to hear that he passed away last November. He was 65 years old. Peter Flint was a gracious and informative guest and we were very pleased that we got to have him on TB&TS twice.


648 & 628

Yigael YadinCatching up on some other projects offers me the opportunity to dig into the Book & The Spade archives and dig out some great old programs.

Program #648 was produced in 1998, the 50th anniversary of the discovery of The Dead Sea Scrolls, and features the voices of some of the key personalities of that day, including William F. Albright and Yigael Yadin, as well as some more modern scholars.

Program #628 was recorded in 1997 and features Ray Vander Laan, who has produced the incredibly informative video series called Faith Lessons, originally known as That The World May Know. If you are going to Israel it’s important to prepare ahead of time to take full advantage of this opportunity to explore the HolyLand. Ray Vander Laan’s videos are one of the best resources that I can recommend (in addition to The Book & The Spade and ARTIFAX magazine, of course).