On September 22, 1991, the Dead Sea Scrolls were made public for the first time when the Huntington Library of California released them on microfilm. This gave independent researchers and scholars, as well as the general public, the opportunity to study the treasure trove of incredibly important ancient manuscripts. Prior to their release, only a small group of scholars had access to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Near Eastern scholar William F. Albright called the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls the "greatest manuscript discovery of modern times."
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