Here is a view of Hotel David where we stayed at the Dead Sea.
Today was another beautiful day here in the Holy Land. We started out with a tram ride to the top of Masada. It was so neat to visit the sight again and see how much more has been done to uncover and preserve it. You probably remember that this was Herod’s fortress.
We went on to Ein Gedi where we hiked to both the lower and upper falls. Somewhere in these mountains is where David hid from Saul and his 3000 men. I just can’t imagine them not finding him and then David catching King Saul sleeping and cutting off a piece of his garment. Sometimes I see the accounts in the Bible as an expression of God’s humor. I actually grin at some of the happenings at times.
I'm sure glad God created humor; I utilize it myself from time to time. ;-)
Next we traveled a little piece down the road to Qumran, the place where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. The story of their discovery is so fascinating!
Before heading to Jerusalem, we had one more stop, Jericho (what some refer to as the world’s oldest city). Although I’m not yet convinced myself... we’ve got a few old buildings in New Columbia, PA that are more or less rubble. :-
Now we are in Jerusalem. We stopped and overlooked the city for some scripture reading and singing before heading back to the Hotel.