Sunday, February 27, 2011

I can't believe I am really at. . .

. . .The Jordan River.  Ok, the Jordan valley from the highway a quarter mile away.  This is the border with Jordan now, so no going down for baptizing.  There isn't much very much water either as it is being siphened off for irigation.

. . .Jericho.  The spring at Jericho- next to the remains of the old walled city.  And still in Jericho, a young boy going to get water.

. . .The Dead Sea.  The Judean desert is a barren wind-swept place, but beautiful!

. . .Qumran. On a very windy day!  The cave to the left of my elbow is one in which some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.    There were hoards of people there- surely not what the Essene's had in mind when they moved out to the desert to live holy lives apart from the corruptions of urban life.

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