En Gedi Falls
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An aerial view of En Gedi with historical descriptors
Notice En Gedi’s placement in the midst of the desert bordered only by the dead sea. En Gedi truly was a lifeline for those living and trading near it.
Another aerial view of En Gedi. This shot also contains historical descriptors and even contains the possible place where David hid in the cave.
En Gedi, sometimes spelled Ein Gedi, meaning “The Spring of the Goat”, is a town on the west side of the Dead Sea in Israel. En Gedi is the place where David fled from King Saul. It is a place where four fresh water springs erupt from the desert wall and create an oasis of fertile ground for plants and animals. En Gedi has long been used as a place where desert travelers could come and rest, regain their strength, then move back out into the desert. Don’t be fooled by the big “sea” in the pictures, remember that is the Dead Sea, only salt water is to be found in it.
1 Sam 24:1-2
After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the Desert of En Gedi.” So Saul took three thousand chosen men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats. He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave.