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E meu dia foi assim no ma

E meu dia foi assim no mar morto: lama medicinal e sorriso no rosto no maior estilo! #israel #deadsea #frias

"E io m'interrogai sul pr

"E io m'interrogai sul presente: quanto fosse vasto, quanto fosse profondo, quanto fosse mio".* Cose che t'insegna Israele in solitaria, che sia su un mezzo di trasporto, al bancone di un bar o davanti a un angolo di mondo che toglie il fiato. *Kurt non potevi che essere tu il compagno di viaggio perfetto per questa avventura. #israel #telaviv #jerusalem #masada #eingedi #deadsea #jaffa #livingoutloud #unicornlife

One of the trips I put th

One of the trips I put the most heart & soul into! #love #peace #shalom Amazing photo by @trosephotos @Regrann from @paulaabdul - I remember this like it was yesterday. Floating in the Dead Sea was such an amazingly free feeling. I'm so grateful I got to visit beautiful Israel. The entire trip was a life-changing experience. xoP #paulaabdul #traveltuesday #deadsea #relax #travel #israel #floating -

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Archaeological findings at Ein Bokek include the ruins of Metzad Bokek, a small Roman-era fortress commanding the main road, and the remains of an ancient partly reconstructed perfume and medicine factory. The Bokek Stream, for which the district is named, is a canyon-like gorge with water springs and unique fauna and flora. The first hotel was built in 1960. In 2000, fourteen hotels were operating in Ein Bokek, offering various types of spas and Dead Sea health treatments. The Zohar Hot Springs (Hebrew: , Hamei Zohar) are located three kilometers south of Ein Bokek. Rich in sulphur, the water is believed to be particularly beneficial in the treatment of muscular ailments, diseases of the joints and allergies. The world's lowest installed ATM is at Ein Bokek; it was installed independently by a grocery store at 421 metres (1381 feet) below sea level.

This text is a commentary, or "pesher," on the prophetic biblical verses from the book of Hosea (Hosea 2:8-14). The verse presented here refers to the relation of God, the husband, to Israel, the unfaithful wife. In the commentary, the unfaithful ones have been led astray by "the man of the lie." The document states that the affliction befalling those led astray is famine. Although this famine could be a metaphor, it may well be a reference to an actual drought cited in historical sources of that time.

The Hosea Commentary Scroll was first published by J. Allegro as the fifth volume of the official publication series, "Discoveries in the Judaean Desert." In 1979, M. Horgan completed a work on all the "pesharim," or commentaries, which included an extensive treatment of the Hosea Commentary fragments. The "pesharim" interpreted the biblical text in light of events of the late Second Temple Periodseeing within the text prophesies and messages relevant to the community's beliefs and practices.

In 1997, the race was held in memory of Giora and Tomer Ron. The winner was Kenya's Bernard Boiya, with Morocco's Chaham el Matti coming in second. In 1999, the Palestinian Authority flag flew at the race as a symbol of peace and brotherhood. Since 2004, handcycling has grown in popularity at the race. In 2010, 3 runners were airlifted to hospitals after suffering heatstroke during the race.

The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness The War of the Messiah (which includes "The Pierced Messiah Text") Serekh ha-Milhamah http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/full-images/warrule.gif This six-line fragment, commonly referred to as the "Pierced Messiah" text, is written in a Herodian script of the first half of the first century C.E. and refers to a Messiah from the Branch of David, to a judgement, and to a killing. Hebrew is composed primarily of consonants; vowels must be supplied by the reader. The appropriate vowels depend on the context. Thus, the text (line 4) may be translated as "and the Prince of the Congregation, the Branch of David, will kill him," or alternately read as "and they killed the Prince." Because of the second reading, the text was dubbed the "Pierced Messiah." The transcription and translation presented here support the "killing Messiah" interpretation, alluding to a triumphant Messiah (Isaiah 11:4). In September 1992, "Time Magazine" published an article on the War Rule fragment displayed here (object no. 12) exploring the differing interpretations. A "piercing messiah" reading would support the traditional Jewish view of a triumphant messiah. If, on the other hand, the fragment were interpreted as speaking of a "pierced messiah," it would anticipate the New Testament view of the preordained death of the messiah. The scholarly basis for these differing interpretationsbut not their theological ramificationsare reviewed in "A Pierced or Piercing Messiah?" The Damascus Document Scroll http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/scrolls/images/damasc-b.jpg The Damascus Document is a collection of rules and instructions reflecting the practices of a sectarian community. It includes two elements. The first is an admonition that implores the congregation to remain faithful to the covenant of those who retreated from Judea to the "Land of Damascus." The second lists statutes dealing with vows and oaths, the tribunal, witnesses and judges, purification of water, Sabbath laws, and ritual cleanliness. The right-hand margin is incomplete. The left-hand margin was sewn to another piece of parchment, as evidenced by the remaining stitches. In 1896, noted Talmud scholar and educator Solomon Schechter discovered sectarian compositions which later were found to be medieval versions of the Damascus Document. Schechter's find in a synagogue storeroom near Cairo, almost fifty years before the Qumran discoveries, may be regarded as the true starting point of modern scroll research.

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