A “Stand-Alone” Palace-Fortress

Biblical Israel Ministries & Tours (BIMT) is all about teaching the Bible in the context of the land of Israel and other biblical countries (Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy). There are over 100 biblical sites in Israel alone that have been excavated. Masada is one of them!

Below you will see one of our latest YouTube Bible teachings. I want to take you to one of the palace-fortresses of Herod the Great called Masada. Located on the edge of the Judean Desert and close to the western shoreline of the Dead Sea, this fortress rises about 1,000 feet. David probably used this “stand-alone” mountain as a pale of refuge himself (1 Samuel 24). But it was Herod the Great who developed it. He built walls, storage rooms, palaces, and cisterns. 


Masada is one of those sites that grips your heart. Knowing that 967 Jews fond refuge up here among the structures previously built by Herod is remarkable. How the story ends is even more remarkable.”

The Story of Masada

About 100 years after Herod the Great built this fortress, 967 Jews found refuge on top of Masada. Between 70 AD (after the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed) until sometime around 73 AD, these brave Jewish families withstood the Romans. It is a story shared in detail by Josephus, the Jewish historian writing for the Romans. The 1981 Hollywood movie is way too long and boring, but at least the story is represented. It is simply called Masada.
This video teaching (and the next few dozen or so) is one of many where we take you to actual biblical sites. You will walk through these sites with me. I hope that this teaching will help you learn about the Bible in the context of the land of Israel. Go HERE to see all our YouTube teachings and videos.
By the way, while this teaching video below does not include any drone footage of this site, we have produce a resource that does. It is called Biblical Israel By Air. At the end of August you will be able to purchase a copy of Biblical Israel By Air from our web site: www.biblicalisraeltours.com. It will be available in a DVD format (720 resolution), Thumb Drive (1920 x 1080 resolution), and eventually by download. Also coming in the future for download only will be drone video of the individual sites covered in Biblical Israel By Air video. Stay tuned!
We also invite you to join one of our upcoming trips as well! Stay tuned for updates too!
In the meantime, enjoy this teaching video.

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