In the tourist center, visitors can find a movie about the history, a scaled model of the site, and an exhibit of findings.Nearly twenty years ago an Arab shepherd’s discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jordan set in motion a train of events that could change the course of history.Jewish zealots seized control in 68 after the revolt against Rome had begun.When the Holy Temple was destroyed in 70 AD,the population significantly increased as Jews fled exile and persecutionin Jerusalem and sought refuge in Masada.
Clearly there had once been scores of manuscripts here.
They later told their story to Flavius Josephus, a famous historian.
His telling is the only written account of their story.
They included manuscripts of part of the Old Testament a thousand years older than anything hitherto seen.
Muhammad raised perhaps on their sale to a Bethlehem cobbler.