We took a break after some dozen descents to eat and listened to our guide explain local wildlife, more about the Judean Desert
in Jewish history, and how the wadi had been developed since 1967 into a wilderness-hiking route.
In 68 BCE, they were hidden in 11 eaves in the Judean desert
on the shores of the Dead Sea to protect them from the approaching Roman armies.
The mystery about the biblical documents has been debated for centuries and the scholars previously believed the 2,000-year-old scrolls were written by a Jewish sect from Qumran in the Judean Desert
and were hidden in the caves around 70AD, when the Romans destroyed the temple in Jerusalem.
In others, such as the southern Judean Desert
area, it reflects a combination of low terrorist infiltration and higher priorities for available funds.
Special attention will be paid to those most affected by the combination of drought and Israeli-imposed restrictions in southern Hebron, the Northern Jordan valley and other parts of Area C (which contains the Israeli settlements, buffer zones and includes the Judean Desert
and much of the Jordan Valley).
For a spa day of biblical proportions, try the Dead Sea Spa and Wellness Trip that takes tourists through the Judean Desert
, past the Inn of the Good Samaritan and the ancient city of Jericho to the Dead Sea.
The mystery of faith that attracts Men of God to the harsh conditions of the Judean Desert
, in the Holy Land, is one of solemn duty in His Name.
From there, it curves through the Judean desert
to the city of Dimona, known for the nearby "secret" nuclear reactor and home to Israel's Black Hebrew community.
Five Israel Tourism Ministry officials recently spent a day bumping across the Judean Desert
in 4U4s, taking a guided tour down a river in an Israeli-run nature reserve, and visiting ancient biblical sites.
Better to save the last leopards in the Judean desert
or the eagles on the Golan Heights than to search for the doves of peace, which they have never seen.
Discoveries in the Judean Desert
XXXVII: Qumran Grotte 4: Textes Arameens, Deuxieme Partie, by Emile Puech.
Lieberman's home settlement is in Nodkim, in the Judean Desert