Dan Gardens Ashkelon
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... a while. I think the poor guy was suffering from PTSD by the time we finished! He was nicknamed "King David" thanks to our lecturing on David's experiences at Gath.
From Soccoh, we continued south to the Mareshath-Gath caves. Mareshath-Gath is the hometown of Micah the prophet, a contemporary of Isaiah. It is interesting that Micah came from Mareshath-Gath because if I remember my OT Survey notes from last year correctly, only he and ...
... know how many.
Their lives have been changed forever, they are all of twenty years old.
The brigade is sleeping on cots. An upgrade from how and where they slept during the last three weeks. Bullets are lying in the grass. Gun cartridges, magazines, knee pads, helmets, advanced missile launchers, backpacks with 35 kilo of equipments and a seemingly unending amount of guns.
They are surprised to see a couple of Americans and a ...
Just a brief note on the day:
No excavation, that's right. Due to rocket launches from Gaza we were instructed to stay at the hotel today. This was for good reason, evidenced by the 5 rocket sirens that went off throughout the day. When the sirens go off, we must all go to the bomb shelters. We were very well protected by the Iron Dome and everyone kept a close eye on the news, ...
... the wall. Hurray! A stone wall! Carrie and I scraped the floor and found another pit in it, kind of annoying. Not many special artifacts today, aside from the piece of Iron Age pottery I found, which means that we are getting closer and closer to the Iron Age and 604. Also, we made a bunch of new units in Joel's square. And yeah, a good work day although I forgot to write some notes down. Remind me tomorrow.
We had an up and down weekend: Friday was chocked full of goings on and Saturday was pretty empty. Friday we had a field trip. First we went to the fortress of Masada where Jews took their last stand against a Roman siege in the 1st century. We saw Herod's palace and a beautiful view of the low lands and Dead Sea. We called Masada the highest point on the lowest point on Earth. We then went swimming in the Dead Sea. ...