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Re: orion Scroll coverings

According to SAbramo884@aol.com:
> I reread a paperbound ed. of an old book on the DSS.  Principally the 
cave 1
> scrolls, but also the cave 4 ones.
> It was indicated that there was also found linen coverings for the 
> with patterns on them. 
> There was blue thread runing in rectangular patterns.
> Anyone know what the significance of the patterns was? 
> Any information about the persons who wove these covers available?  Can 
> determine where the linen originate?

The expert on the linen coverings is Mireille Bolle. She herself is a
weaver, and has had access to the materials stored at Ecole Biblique in
Jerusalem. She reported on her work at the International Congress on the
Dead Sea Scrolls--Fifty Years After Their Discovery, held in Jerusalem in 

July of 1997. It is not possible to know where the linen originated,
according to Bolle; however, her own experience with weaving led her to
suggest, informally, that the person who wove one particular covering was

extremely depressed and angry, because of the tightness of the weave. 

> Any information would be helpful.
> Thank you,
> Steve Abramowitz
> J. D. NYU School of Law.

Sigrid Peterson   UPenn   petersig@ccat.sas.upenn.edu