Two Reasons That The Dead Sea Scrolls Are One Of The Largest Archaeological Finds In The Last Century:
1)They literally more than double the length of the oldest existing manuscripts we have of the Old Testament from 1000 A.D. to about 150 B.C. This goes from the Middle Ages to Before Christ. The copies of the Old Testament books from the Dead Sea Scrolls are EXACTLY the same as manuscripts from the Middle (Dark) Ages and the manuscripts of today. Hence they verify the integrity of the scriptures.
2)Sceptics have often claimed that both the Old and New Testaments were written together in order to make it seem as if prophecy was being fulfilled. The Old Testament was completed about 400 B.C. and the Dead Sea Scrolls validate this. The Dead Sea Scrolls of course are not the original Old Testament manuscripts, yet radio carbon dating places many of the scrolls at 150-100 B.C. The Dead Sea Scrolls’ manuscripts of the Old Testament are about two hundred years older than the first New Testament books that followed the life of Jesus Christ. Hence the Dead Sea Scrolls verify the actual time of the two testaments, the prophecies that were indeed fulfilled, and the truth of the Word of God.