In 1994, the ABMC
published The Dead Sea Scrolls Catalogue through
Scholars Press and the Society of Biblical Literature.
This reference work—some
six years in the making—was the first comprehensive
record of the Scrolls, their locations, and
the photographic and digital evidence.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Catalogue
is a powerful research tool. For each
scroll, the Catalogue lists
all early photographic evidence, as
well as the location of the actual
scroll fragments. It provides scholars
with the first comprehensive survey
of all the Dead Sea Scrolls, and focused
attention on the need to conserve
the many thousands of fragments.
the 1994 Catalogue, Bilhah Nitzan wrote: “No
comprehensive research involving the Scrolls
can be done without being familiar with the information
compiled in this catalogue” (Dead
Sea Scrolls Discoveries 3/1996, 72).
At right: 1
Q Isaiah, Column 1a. Photo courtesy John