Qumran and the Dead Sea

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All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17


Part of the Dead Sea Scroll site at Qumran, this was the pottery storeroom
One of the signs describing the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
Cave number 4 (of 11) at Qumran. Ninety percent of the Dead Sea Scrolls and scroll fragments were found in this cave, including fragments from virtually all the books of the old testament.
A close-up of cave number 4
A closer view into the cave - you can almost climb in!
Viewing cave number 4 from the viewpoint at Qumran (360 Panorama)

When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river. He said to me, ‘This water flows towards the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Dead Sea. When it empties into the sea, the salty water there becomes fresh. Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live. Ezekiel 47:7-9 [Note: This is prophecy].

The Dead Sea

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A view of the western shore of the Dead Sea
Salt deposits left at the Dead Sea
Fruit trees at the edges of the Dead Sea
An aerial view of the Dead Sea, taken from Masada
Warning signs before swimming in the Dead Sea
The Dead Sea swimming resort
Taking a picture of those brave enough to swim in the Dead Sea!
Relaxing, floating and covered with mud!
Kalia Beach, one of the seaside resorts at the Dead Sea