Masada, Hospitality and Ancient Houses
Day Three: Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Camel Ride, and Tel Arad
It’s hard to figure out what is bigger the size of Herod’s ego or the magnitude of his accomplishments. None of which stand as impressive as Masada. Herod the Great built an obscenely opulent palace on top of a mountain in the middle of a desert…and we got to see it this morning
We learned about Herod, Zealots, and the Jewish revolt of AD 68-74. All with the backdrop of Herod’s incredible palace fortress.
After this we went to a Bedouin hospitality tent where we crossed “Camel Ride in the Middle East” off of our bucket list.
Bedouin Hospitality was next on the agenda. Our Bedouin guide Jabril cooked homemade bread, tea, and coffee for us as we opened our Bibles and dug deep into the concept of hospitality.
We finished our day at one of my absolute favorite sites Tel Arad home to an ancient Canaanite house and a near exact replica of the biblical temple. After learning about Bet Av (Fathers House) and Berit (Covenant) we finished our day singing praises to God!
An excellent day!