Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls

Caves of Qumran, Israel

Caves of Qumran, Israel

A Beduoin shepherd boy found the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave on the shores of the Dead Sea in 1947.  View the site where Essenes, a Jewish sect from the time of the Second Temple, lived in the desert, but due to their belief in celibacy, died out.

“During the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert.

 

He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” Luke, 3:2-3

Contact us for your customized private tour of Israel and the Holy Land. Experience the hospitality of a kibbutz guest house, relax in a calming spa after a day of Holy Land touring, meet Israelis by staying in a cottage in the Galilee – your choice. Include a visit to a boutique winery and sample Israel’s fine wines. Our licensed English speaking guides provide an unforgettable Holy Land and Israel experience. Please join us!

Judy Isaacson is the founder of Drive-Israel.com, a unique travel planning service for self-drive trips in Israel. Her passion for sourcing Israel’s best accommodations to suit specific client requirements, as well as treats for foodies from Israel’s famed open-air markets: olive oil, goat cheese, spices, and wines to include in Holy Land tours, delivers a very special experience to visitors. Co-founder and publisher of the online magazine, @The Source Israel, her hobby is finding unexpected Israeli delights.

As travel planners for visitors to Israel who prefer private self-drive tours instead of group travel, we include intriguing places to stay, adventure expeditions, meet the artist sessions, tours of ethnic communities, ocean kayaking, cave crawling, star gazing, hot air ballooning, and literary tours.