The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on September 25, 1991 · Page 12
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 12

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Wednesday, September 25, 1991
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B-4MetfO THE CINCINNATI LNQUIRLR Wednesday, September 25, 1991 H UC won't release Si -iGQJPQjrJSYiyJEG'S TRADITIONAL BY its copies of scrolls President cites contract for security sung s. mm, rj.D. Phone: (513J 385-4333 " 'MMP" L "" uij.ii,i.uB.ii.iiM.iHj!Ui..ii.i ii iim i iii.iii,. 11 HI..L. i IMMte IMlRfe 9600 COLE RAIN AVE. - Cincinnati OH 45251 "more liberal reading" of HUC's contract. If all the institutions including HUC and Harvard and Oxford Universities which signed similar security-secrecy contracts decided "there may be no reason now for the contract." Gottschalk conceded another reason for not provoking Israeli ire by releasing the scrolls unilaterally: HUC maintains major rabbinic and archaeological programs in Israel. Recently, Israel gave a $500,000 construction grant to HUC's Jerusalem facilities. EMJY MORG AFFORDABLE INSURANCE! i w www t j aiT Nationwide's Home & Car Discount Insure both your home and car with Nationwide, and get a special money-saving discount on your homeowners insurance AND another money-saving discount on your car insurance. Call your Nationwide1 Agent today. We're in the Yellow Pages. mm ill ViiV'i'i i Jsj-jiii'jt'i'nyL 7 .'lifKitfma.v? NATIONWIDE INSURANCE BY BEN L. KAUFMAN The Cincinnati Enquirer The secrecy of four decades surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls has been broken, but Alfred Gott-schalk, president of Hebrew Union College, said Tuesday that the college would not release its copies of the ancient documents. " "The contract is that they are not to be touched," he said. - HUC received its copies in the late 1960s from the Israel Department of Antiquities after Gott-schalk's predecessor, Nelson Glueck, promised to keep them secure. ' Since the scrolls were found in caves after World War II, a small group of international scholars has jealously controlled access to them. " Recently, however, HUC scholar Ben Zion Wacholder cracked that monopoly, working with Alfred Abegg, a doctoral student. Using a Macintosh computer and a list of words and phrases, they reconstructed hundreds of unpublished scrolls and fragments. Volume I of Wacholder's projected five volumes was published by the Biblical Archaeology Society on Sept. 4, showing his preliminary reconstructions of the Hebrew and Aramaic-language texts. That, as Gottschalk put it, "blew the lid off." Outraged guardians of the scrolls in Israel threatened legal action, but J before anything could be done, the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., released its -3,000 photo negatives of about 800 published and unpublished scrolls. Unlike HUC and other schools, Huntington's copies were unauthorized copies of Israeli negatives, Gottschalk said. , Gottschalk said he was looking into two conditions that would free him to release HUC's negatives: " If the Israelis agreed to a Mon.-Fri. 9:30 AM -5 PM TWO FREE S. I Wacholder and Abegg opened the scrolls to the N preliminary and imperfect h reconstructions, which ex cited trie DiDiical and archaeological communities days earlier, now are being """H superceded by accurate l copies. Gottschalk That didn't dent Wach older's pleasure at what he'd started. "I'm having a ball," he said. And he welcomed the Huntington decision. "With this material, our material can be checked and made more accurate." Wacholder predicted only a small percentage of his reconstructions would prove to be inaccurate. The century's greatest discovery for biblical scholars, the scrolls were written by Palestinian Jews in the two centuries before and during Jesus' life. They include the oldest known biblical manuscripts as well as documents illuminating life among Jews near the Dead Sea. Israelis obtained control over the unpublished scrolls when they captured them and the Rockefeller Museum in Jordan's East Jerusalem during the 1967 war. Realizing how vulnerable the scrolls were, Israelis photographed them and gave sets of negatives to U.S. and British institutions, including HUC, for safekeeping. a Nationwide Is on your side Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Ablated Companies Home Office Columbus. 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