February 13, 1955

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1955 Israel acquired 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls from Time/Life Inc., with an option to purchase the other three over the next three months. Israel’s President, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, said a deal like that could not be turned down, especially since they were getting at no additional costs, a leather-bound volume of “The Story of the American West” each month starting with “The Story of the Alamo.” Prime Minister Moshe Sharett was not happy.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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