Israel Archaeologist Receives Solomon Bublick Prize for Work on Biblical Manuscripts

Prof. Eliezer Sukenik, outstanding Israel archaeologist, was today awarded the 500-pound ($1,400) Solomon Bublick Prize for literature for his work on ancient scrolls believed to be the original manuscript of the Book of Isaiah, which were discovered by Bedouins in caves in the Dead Sea area. The presentation was made at a ceremony at the Hebrew University.

There are now 40 traveling libraries in Israel distributing approximately 2,000 books each, a Ministry of Education report revealed. In addition 25 libraries have been set up in new settlements, two were formed in the Jaffa prisons, one was organized for Yemenite immigrants who settled in Rehovot and another was founded for Israelis convalescing in Switzerland.

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