Radiocarbon dating of the dead sea scrolls
Sample sizes of one gram or greater are required for conventional dates.
However, this inconsistency is corrected during calibration [the reason for using the (Willard F.) Libby half-life of 5568 years instead of the correct one of 5730 years has to do with the finding in about 1962 that the true half-life was 573030 years.And again a beautiful catalogue accompanies the exhibition, incorporating, in addition to photographs and descriptions of the several new manuscripts, almost all of the details of the original one - including even the above-cited words of assurance of the Librarian of Congress - except for the fact, however, that the words are no longer attributed to him at all, but rather to Gen. 9.) In the new exhibition itself, however, there are no indications of supplementary placards or of any accompanying pamphlet such as were prepared at the Library of Congress.Amir Drori, the head of the Israel Antiquities Authority. In the absence of any such caveats, and with thousands of citizens of Chicago and the surrounding areas streaming in daily to experience the exhibition, it has become a matter of pressing importance to determine the fidelity of these newly reiterated assurances and of the emphatic advance claims of Field Museum personnel that the exhibit would be fair and inclusive.Kando sells four of the scrolls to a prelate of the Syrian Orthodox Church named Mar Samuel.He entrusts these scrolls to the staff of the American School of Oriental Research (Burrows, Trever, and Brownlee).