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Copper Scroll Studies by George J. Brooke

By George J. Brooke

This publication comprises the papers added on the 1996 Copper Scroll Symposium which was once prepared by way of the Manchester-Sheffield Centre for useless Sea Scrolls study to mark the fortieth Anniversary of the hole of this enigmatic scroll in Manchester. The papers hide the heritage of the Scroll's interpretation (P. Muchowski, P. Davies, B. Segal, M. Wise); the way it could be conserved, restored and browse (N. Cacoudre, M. Lundberg, E. Puech); the way it was once produced (P. Kyle McCarter); the which means of its technical phrases (J.F. Elwolde, A. Lange, J. Lefkovits, J. Lubbe, L. Schiffman); its style (M. Bar-Ilan, R. Fidler, T. Lim); its geography (P.S. Alexander); its correlation with archaeological is still (H. Eshel); and never least who wrote it, whilst and why (S. Goranson, I Knohl, H. Stegemann, B. Thierine, A. Wolters) with an creation by way of G. Brooke. this is often quantity forty within the magazine for the learn of Pseudepigrapha complement sequence.

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Milik and R. de Vaux, Les 'petites grottes' de Qumran (DJDJ III; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962), pp. 203-10. 5. 'The Tech' was the familiar name of the Manchester College of Technology, which is now UMIST. JOHNSON Professor Henry Wright Baker 41 ments of Professor Baker by then included the award to him of a Thomas Hawksley Premium by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and in 193 8 of the T. Bernard Hall prize. He had published nine papers on internal combustion engines and directed the research of a number of postgraduate students.

2 JOHN ALLEGRO AND THE COPPER SCROLL Philip R. ' Behind the publication of this book lies a fascinating story, to which I shall come presently. Some of it is revealed in the first edition of the book. Naturally, there is an account here of the discovery of these two copper rolls in Cave 3, and Allegro's impatience at the slow pace of events. These rolls were lying in Jerusalem, on display to the public, 'unread and unreadable' as he says (p. 19) without any move towards opening them up. It was through Allegro's persistence, both in Manchester and Jerusalem, that in the end the Jordanian authorities agreed to let the rolls come, one at a time, to England to be cut open in the Manchester College of Technology by a specially constructed contraption created by Professor H.

The provisional translation that you have sent and your general interpretation of the document do not seem accurate to us. In addition, Allegro's own book, The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reappraisal,15 originally published in 1956, had to go into its second edition (1958) with no mention of the Copper Scroll. '16 Meanwhile the authorities in Jordan were saying as little as possible about the Copper Scroll, except that it is a collection of 'traditions of buried treasure';17 none of the place names can be identified and it probably has nothing to do with the rest of the Qumran scrolls.

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