DAY 3 – Wednesday, March 18: Masada, Qumran

Our day begins with an opportunity for an early morning dip in the Dead Sea and float in its salty seawater (it’s impossible to sink!).

Then we’ll board our air-conditioned bus and proceed past the shores of the Dead Sea and arrive at Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod and famous for being the ew-ish rebellion’s last stronghold against the Romans in AD 74. We will take the cable car to the summit. From this essay writers uk vantage point, the Ro-man camps and siege ramps from the siege of AD 72-74 can still be seen below. We can also see across the Dead Sea into the hills of Moab, the region from which Ruth came (Ruth 1:4, 22).

After our tour of Masada, we’ll travel north to Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls’ discovery and the ancient Essene community. Dinner and overnight are at the Dead Sea.

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