Dead Sea Caves & Qumran Model: Small is resin cast and is about 3.5 inches tall by 10 inches long by 10 inches wide. It comes with a small Dead Sea Scroll jar about 4.5 inches tall, a small scroll reproduction, and a information booklet. This is a great display model showing the caves and Qumran. Color may vary. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 is one of the most important discoveries related to the Bible. Fragments of all of the books of the Old Testament have been found except the Book of Esther. There are 981 different manuscripts from 11 caves near Qumran. The Qumran community, probably Essenes is believed to have hidden these scrolls in the caves because of the impending Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.