from National Geographic site:
Dead Sea Scroll Put on Rare Display in Israel
Matti Friedman in Jerusalem
May 13, 2008
One of the most important Dead Sea scrolls is going on display in Jerusalem this week—more than four decades after it was last seen by the public.
The 24-foot (7.3-meter) scroll with the text of the Bible's Book of Isaiah had been in a dark, temperature-controlled room at the Israel Museum since 1967. It went on display two years earlier, but curators replaced it with a facsimile after noticing new cracks in the calfskin parchment.
The museum decided to put the scroll back on show for three months as part of Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations.
Read about the Isaiah scroll (books in the U of M Libraries):
Author LinkFields, Weston W.
Title The Dead Sea scrolls : a short history / Weston Fields.
Edition 1st ed.
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [c2006]
Description 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Availability TC Wilson Library BM487 .F53 2006 Regular Loan
Contents Isaiah Scroll -- Discovery and purchase of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- Habakkuk Commentary Scroll -- Study and publication -- Manual of Discipline Scroll -- The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible -- Testimonia Scroll -- The Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism, and Christianity -- Rule of the Congregation Scroll -- Qumran and the Essenes -- Psalms Scroll -- Timeline of events related to the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-128).
Subject LC Dead Sea scrolls.
ISBN 9781594330537 (pbk.)
Material Type bks
System No. 005186367
Author LinkPulikottil, Paulson.
Title Transmission of Biblical texts in Qumran : the case of the large Isaiah scroll 1QIsa [superscript a] / Paulson Pulikottil.
Published Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c2001.
Description 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series ( Journal for the study of the Pseudepigrapha, Supplement series ; 34)
Availability TC Wilson Library BM487 .P88x 2001 Regular Loan
Note Revision of author’s thesis (doctoral)--Sheffield University.
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. -228) and indexes.
Subject LC Bible. O.T. Isaiah -- Criticism, Textual.
Dead Sea scrolls -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Material Type bks
System No. 003718992