Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

Heavy rains bring flooding at Qumran

Jack Sasson, the Agade list, passes along a video about heavy rains Sunday in the area of Qumran on the shore of the Dead Sea in the Wilderness of Judea. (I think the rain was mostly in the Judean mountains.)

The video by אביחי שורשן is posted on YouTube.

Qumran is where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947.

This video reminds me of the fortunate experience I had in April 2006 when strong rains in the central mountain range caused floods in the wilderness near Saint George Monastery on Wadi Qelt. Read about it, and see more photos, here.

Floods in the desert of Judea overlooking Wadi Qelt at St. George Monastery. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Floods in the Judea wilderness near St. George Monastery. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.