The Dead Sea is always an enjoyable place to visit. I make a point of going there during every trip to Israel. A warm float in the Dead Sea and the fresh, cool waterfalls of Ein Gedi wash away every trace of working at a dig.
Here is some new video of the area outside Jericho and in front of Masada.
- See the relationship of Jericho to Jerusalem.
- Gain an idea of the descent/ascent between the two cities.
- Note how close the Dead Sea is to Jericho.
- See the border region between Israel and Jordan. (Or is it ancient Judah and Moab?)
- Enjoy a great view of Masada and its snake trail to the top.
- Consider whether David may have spent time at Masada while fleeing from Saul.
Those who have not yet visited the Dead Sea region can gain a good idea of the relationships between the various dots on a Bible map. There is nothing like actually being there, but this video may tantalize you.
The whole video is just under six minutes in length.
I have a link to an interesting interactive map of the Dead Sea in this post: http://bramanswanderings.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/dead-sea-map/
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