Dead sea adventures

An our road we saw Ein Gedi goats

View from Mount Sodom

View from Mount Sodom

View from Judean desert

View from Judean desert, It’s lunch time!

Dead sea during the winter

Dead sea during the winter

Salted rocks on Dead sea

Salted rocks on Dead sea

Jordanian boys which I saw on my first trip to Dead sea

Jordanian boys which I saw on my first trip to Dead sea

Desert rose, Adenium obesum, Adapted to dry and hot conditions by accumulating water in the trunk, and by having minimal number of leaves

Botanical garden – Ein Gedi, Desert rose, Adenium obesum, Adapted to dry and hot conditions by accumulating water in the trunk, and by having minimal number of leaves

 is mentioned several times in Bible

Ein Gedi Botanical garden is mentioned several times in Bible “My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms , from the vineyards of Ein Gedi’ (Song of Solomon, 1:14)

The world is for two, tent close to Ein Gedi, dead sea

The world is for two, tent close to Ein Gedi resort, Dead sea

Qumran cave 4, where ninety percent of the Dead sea scrolls were found

Qumran cave 4, where ninety percent of the Dead sea scrolls were found

Dead sea, Ein Gedi

Dead sea, Ein Gedi

In Bible Dead sea is called Sea of salt, Genesis (14:3). Here is the place where Dead sea Scrolls were found 0 Qumran. If you go further you can see amazing Botanical garden in Kibutz Ein Gedi which is mentioned several times in Bible  and also “Like a Cedar I rose up in Lebanon, and like th Cypress in the Hermon Mountains, like a Date (Palm) I rose up in Ein Gedi” (Quote of Ben Syrah, 24:18). The name Ein Gedi is composed of two Hebrew words: ein means spring and gdi means goat-kid. Ein Gedi thus means “Kid spring.” The word ‘ain’ or ‘ein’ (عين) also means spring in Arabic, and the word ‘Gedi’ or ‘Jadi’ also means a goat-kid in Arabic.

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