Ein Gedi, Judean Desert, Israel
Ein Gedi is an oasis located west of the Dead Sea, close to Masada and the caves of Qumran.
It is known for its caves, springs, and its rich diversity of flora and fauna. Ein Gedi is mentioned several times in biblical writings, for example, in the Song of Songs; "My beloved is unto me as a cluster of henna flowers in the vineyards of Ein Gedi". According to Jewish tradition, David hid from Saul in the caves here; "And David went up from thence, and dwelt in the strongholds of Ein Gedi"
- Amit Erez
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