Around 70 years after the birth of Jesus Christ, a collection of over 900 scrolls containing Biblical texts and other manuscripts were hidden in caves in the Judean desert bording the Dead Sea. Although many were just fragments, the scrolls’ discovery nearly 2,000 years later was dubbed the archaeological find of the century and sent shockwaves through the world of Biblical scholarship. Who wrote them? Why were they hidden? And what light, if any, do they shed on the turbulent history of the Holy Land and its people?
Drawing on more than half a century of painstaking research, this absorbing film takes us one step closer to the truth behind one of the most enigmatic mysteries of the history of ancient civilization.