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.

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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.

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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!

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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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