You are hereHomeBible ReviewDecember 1991The Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Christianity: Part One The scrolls were found in caves adjacent to an ancient settlement above Wadi Qumran on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. A wadi is a dry riverbed or valley that flows occasionally after a rain; a perennial stream is called a wadi as well. Join the BAS Library! Already a library member? Log in here. Institution user? Log in with your IP address.