A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 15, 1957

TO get an idea of what we are up I against, imagine taking a full annual series of TIME. 52 or 53 issues, and tearing them into tiny bits. Then throw 80% of the fragments into the fire. With what's left, try to reconstruct the issues as good as new." That is the way German Scholar Claus-Hunno Hunzinger, speaking to a TIME correspondent, described the work of an international team laboring over Dead Sea Scroll fragments in Jerusalem. TIME'S cover story this week gives not only a full account of how that complex and...

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