Ein Gedi - Beit Sarah Guest House
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... built by an ancient Israeli King. When the Romans came, they laid siege to the compound and after some time, the occupants of Masada committed mass suicide rather than surrender to the Romans.
Anyway, we woke up before sunrise and hiked the few miles (and over 100 stories) to watch the sunrise, which was just unbelievably gorgeous. We would highly recommended anyone who visits Israel see this!
... the Jordanian border into these lands is no easy feat. It took soo much planning but we crossed and crossed back and it was fine. The trip started out a little rough. We hired a taxi driver to drive the hour to the border. We were stopped at a Jordanian checkpoint, which is super common, and when we had to take out our passports, one girl realized that she forgot hers. So we had to frive all the way back to Amman, since we were only about ten minutes from the border then all ...
... it for over three years stationed down below before they ever conquered it. The crazy Rabbi made the decision that it would be more honourable to die by their own hand than become slaves to the Romans. So the whole tribe committed suicide. It's an amazing fortress and now has a mcdonalds now down below. Israel has amazing coffee, so I had my fourth one of the day and we were off back to ...
... and also to view it, we went into St Anne's Church next to the pool area. church is accessed from the Via Dolorosa in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.
The Via Dolorosa is thought to be the path used by Jesus when he carried his cross. The church was built over a grotto, or cave where it was believed Jesus' mother Mary's parents lived and where she was born.
On the outside it a rather austere building, but it is lovely inside - quite simple and not overly ornate. It ...
... opening so light could shine on the tomb. This is where John could look across and see where the body lay. Oh wow, more proof that this site was the site Christ died and buried here. To think that this was the place that Christ died for me. What he had to endure for me and my sin. John 19-20
- then we took communion in the garden, very humbling & tearful experience. This is where my Savior died for me. ...