Amazing Masada

Let's take a break from the chaos in the world today to explore an awesome spot in Israel! In November, our tour group had the blessed privilege of visiting the steep cliffs of Masada, the mighty Roman fortress built by King Herod. We heard the story of brave Jewish people who captured the vast mesa …

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Tour Rewind: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran and Dead Sea

The beauty of Ein Gedi with great friends The diversity of Israel is astounding! Five different climate zones are found in this tiny country the size of New Jersey. Unbelievable! Lush, fertile soil found along the upper Jordan River Valley gives way to arid, barren desert south of Jericho. The Dead Sea comes into view, …

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Masada, En Gedi, Qumran and the Dead Sea

We left the beloved Galilee and headed south today, passing through the Jordan River Valley, running alongside Israel's border with Jordan. Passing Jericho, we continued south all the way to Herod's mountain fortress, Masada. A towering plateau, this was the sight of the Jews last stand, after the Romans drove them from Jerusalem in 70 …

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Masada: Herod’s Mountain Palace and the Jews’ Last Fortress

It is impossible to capture the expanse of the sheer-walled cliffs of Masada, and even more difficult to wrap one's mind around exactly what happened there when, in the days leading up to the Roman rampage that ultimately destroyed Jerusalem, Jews fled there to escape. However, Masada is the subject of our newest study guide, …

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