Dead Sea on a Stormy Day

Dramatic Setting for Bible History The Dead Sea was a theatrical backdrop for many events in Bible history.  It is where the patriarch Abraham fought a war, where David hid from King Saul, where the prophet Ezekiel had visions, and near where the story of Masada took place. For the Christian tourist, the Dead Sea is an…

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Remains of the Jewish Fortress of Masada

Tragic Last Stand at Masada At the edge of the Judean Desert, on a rocky plateau overlooking the Dead Sea, lies the excavated ruin of a royal citadel. It was the last stronghold held by Jewish Zealots who refused to submit to Roman occupation. When they could hold out no longer, Masada became the backdrop…

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