Israel Trip 2014: Day 3

It was off to the desert on Day 3 – to Masada, where the Essenes sect retreated and where the ancient Qumran scrolls were discovered.

I blogged about this (and most of the other sites) last year – you will find more information under Travel’ on my blog.

































You can see many caves in the rugged desert hills – and you can’t help but wonder which caves the Qumran scrolls were found in.

















This scribe spends many hours of each week writing down the words of the Torah (the first 5 books of our Old Testament).

He told us he can complete a copy in 5 months – what a painstaking task, in a tiny room out in the desert!

















Where else to go after a day in the relentless heat of the desert, than for a soak in the Dead Sea?!




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