Experts in the Field of Dead Sea Scrolls


Sidnie White Crawford is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of the Dead Sea Scrolls and textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible. Her current project, a monograph titled “Scribes, Scrolls and Scripture: The Story of Qumran”, argues that Qumran was founded as a library and scribal center in competition with the Temple in Jerusalem, and that the manuscripts found in the 11 caves at Qumran are the remnants of that library. She is chair of the Board of Trustees of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archealogical Research in Jerusalem, the American headquarters for archaeological research in the Holy Land.