Day 8, Monday March 19. We are going to two place we have never been- Bethany , where John the Baptist lived and did most of his ministry. next we cross the Allenby Bridge and go to Jericho, the oldest continually inhabited city. That is where Jesus restored the sight of Bartimaeus and went to the house of Zacchaeus.
We will view the Mount of Temptation and the drive south to the majestic fortress of Masada. Masada is a fortress that Herod the Great built. It is spectacular. Next we go to Qumran to view the caves where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Also in that area is where David hid from King Saul.
And then a dip in the Dead Sea, where you float. Hope it is not cold. Last time the wind was bad and the waves were high.