JERUSALEM (Jul. 6)
Prof. Yigal Yadin has announced the acquisition by the Israel Museum of another Dead Sea Scroll, known as the “Temple Scroll.” About 30 feet long, it is the longest in Israel’s possession. The scroll contains, in Hebrew, rules concerning the Temple, and rules on feasts and kings. Prof. Yadin, the well-known archaeologist, said the scroll had been obtained from an East Jerusalem Arab who deals in antiquities. The reported purchase price, other sources said, was about $71,000.