15.03.2011 09.Adar ll, 5771
A new column, Dr. Wayne Stiles explores the biblical sites of Israel, the significance behind them and how to make the most of a visit.
Wayne Stiles is an author who has never recovered from his travels in Israel—and loves to write about them from his desk in Texas.
A trip to the ancient caves at Kumran near the Dead Sea allows visitors to experience a place where history was stored and secrets were revealed.
In 1947, the same year that the United Nations voted to establish a Jewish state in Palestine, a Bedouin shepherd tossed a rock in a cave, allegedly looking for a lost sheep. (Why—or how—a sheep would ever wander in that rocky area makes little sense.) Regardless, what he found in the cave made biblical history. Or rather, confirmed it….