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The dreaded day of border crossing is here. I have been anxious about this day for a month. Preparing for a full day of political strive and stress is a exercise in mind over matter. The ride from the hotel to the Jordanian border was great. The country side is a mix of arid desert and dry grassland on a rocky, hilly terrain. Definitely the kind of …
... with a face of disappointment as people were frolicking around me. I had to give up on the idea of Masada because the roads were closed and the site was unlikely to still be open. Early afternoon we hitched a lift back to Be'er Sheva and couchsurfed with a student. Despite already having a place to stay, another couch surfer in Be'er Sheva who I had stayed with before offered us a Shabbat dinner that night. After going an hour ...
... Got a mud spa treatment on my feet, oh yeah!
3rd stop - Hishams palace, where Joshua army camped. Then they went to March a mile to Jericho
Lunch - temptation of Christ
4th stop - walls of Jericho
Back to the fabulous Oasis hotel, beautiful hotel. Only problem being in a desert, the hotel isn't equipped with a furnace. Very cold night in the ...
... to connect the walls. The inside was used to store produce of the land. Last, but not least, the Stonehenge of Gezer greeted our eyes. There was a blood libation altar in the middle of the monoliths, and it was probably similar to the type that Moses might have used when he sprinkled the blood over the people during the establishment of the Mosaic Covenant.
Tell Es-Safi was our next major site; it has now been established as Goliath's ...
... and that made it easy to understand why it is probably the site of the High Place of Gibeon. Within the scope of our view was the west side of Jerusalem outside Jaffa Gate, the Augusta Victoria Hospital, and Russian Church of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives. Benj also pointed out Gibeon, which was in a relatively flat location that was contested because of its agricultural importance. We also noted the Sorek Valley that drained ...