Another surprise for me in Israel. The Qumran community site is not as far away from the beaten track as I had thought. It is quite close to the Jerusalem road junction and near the Dead Sea, so it must have had some passing traffic. For a group that wanted to get away from the Temple and the city, they would have still been visible and in touch with the life of the nation of Israel in their day.
What good is a protest if nobody knows you are making a stand?