1300 ft. ASL
MASADA is located on the eastern edge of the Judean desert mountains, on the shores of the Dead Sea. It was the last and most important fortress of the Great Jewish Revolt against Rome (66-73 AD). A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of my favorite sites in Israel.
According Roman historian Josephus Flavious, (a.k.a. Joseph ben Matityahu in Hebrew) was a Jew who grew up in Jerusalem. He was well educated, knowing both Jewish texts and the Greek language - During the Great Revolt from 66-73 CE, Josephus served as a general of the Galilee) documents that the last stand of the Jewish freedom fighters ended in tragic events - of the closing chapter of this drama. Masada became one of the Jewish people's greatest moments of defiance...the struggle for freedom from oppression. Some Israeli IDF soldiers take an oath here: "Masada shall not fall again."
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Get up and walk through the length and breadth of the land, because I will give it to you
— Genesis 13:17