Today included a visit to Masada, Herod’s fortress in the wilderness and site of an inspiring act of resistance from 1st Century Jews when the Romans sought to capture them (circa 70 AD).
We also visited Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. These ancient scripture scrolls were discovered beginning in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd boy.
A trip to En Gedi reminded us of David’s compassion for Saul. While David, hiding in a cave, could have killed the king who was obsessed with killing him, David chose instead to spare his life (1 Samuel 24).
We ended the day by traveling to Jerusalem. Our most intense days begin tomorrow.