A Great View on a Clear Day!
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). We teach the historical geography of the Bible as well as archaeology. We aim to make connections with the Bible whoever we go. In this post, we make many connections with the Bible from the top of an ancient palace-fortress built by Herod the Great. It is called Herodium.
When traveling to Israel with groups, we strive to help “connect the dots” between the Bible and the land of Israel. This can happen when we go to archaeological sites. It also takes place when we travel to certain vistas to encounter the surroundings. On this clear (and very windy) day, we all enjoyed a spectacular view from Herodium. In every direction the visibility was superb! We could clearly see the hills of Jerusalem to the north, the area of Bethlehem to the west, Tekoa to the south, and the Dead Sea and Judean Desert to the east.
Herodium was where the body of Herod was buried. He died in 4 BC.