The scene above is from Masada looking east toward Jordan. The Dead Sea is in the foreground.
One other site that we saw today is Qumran. In 1947, a bedouin shepherd boy inadvertently stumbled upon the find of the century. Over time, virtually every book of the Old Testament and hundreds of other important documents were discovered in a Qumran cave hidden away in clay jars. The fact that these Scriptures, about 1000 years farther back in time than any other Scripture texts previously known, differed so very slightly, shows the incredible and surely divine hand of preservation of our Scriptures.
Before heading back to our hotel for dinner and rest, we stopped by the Dead Sea. Here all tourists enjoy the unique experience of floating in this chemically rich body of water. It is also the source of mud baths which some believe help a person reverse the aging process. Apparently my brother and sister believe there may be something to this.
Time for sleep!