Where are my thoughts wandering tonight? They have wandered to Israel. I do want to be clear that I am talking about historical Israel and not modern day Israel. Some of my thoughts are of the modern day area of Palestine.
So, where are my thoughts?
First, I am thinking about the Dead Sea since my friends Trent and Rebekah were there last week with Luke Chandler. I wrote a post last year about an interesting interactive map of the Dead Sea. You can find the link by visiting the post.
Luke Chandler wrote an interesting post Monday on his blog: A Day with the Duttons (or, How Much Can Gentiles Pack Into a Sabbath?)
He followed this post up today with a nice video talking about the Dead Sea area: Short Video: From Jericho to Masada at the Dead Sea
The video reminded me of my long climb to the top of Masada along the snake trail. I also have been having memories of visiting Qumran and Jericho which we visited on the same day. You can read more about that day of the tour by clicking on Well Below Sea Level.
I have also started to talk to Luke about fulfilling one of my bucket list items. I would like to go on an archaeological dig and I may possibly join him on a dig at Lachish next year.
You can read more about Lachish in my post The Shepelah. In the post you can also find brief details about two other archaeological digs I have been following this summer. I followed the news about the dig at Tel Burna and am now following the daily postings about new finds at Tell es-Safi (Gath).
My friend Gary posted on his Bible Places & Events page on Facebook about visiting Jacob’s Well in Shechem and being near the city of Samaria. This brought back memories of visiting both places last year. You can read about them in my post Up to Jerusalem.
I also wrote an interesting post about Camel Knees last September, and the pictures in the post come from Samaria. The post on camel knees is one of my most popular posts.