The Zealots remodeled the Herodian synagogue to the form shown in the plan above. They lined the walls with benches, removed walls and columns (indicated by dotted lines) and added a small room as a genizah, or storage room. The genizah was built against the back wall of the synagogue, which formed a solid link in Masada’s outer defense wall. In two pits the Zealots dug beneath the floor, archaeologists found biblical scrolls—Deuteronomy in one pit and Ezekiel in the other.