Sunday, October 08, 2006

Masada: fortress / desert site of siege of Jews by Romans

Masada - מצדה
Originally uploaded by CrystalEagle.
Masada (a romanization of the Hebrew מצדה, Metzada, from מצודה, metzuda, "fortress") is the name for a site of ancient palaces and fortifications in Israel on top of an isolated rock plateau on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. Masada became famous for its significance in the First Jewish-Roman War (Great Jewish Revolt), when a siege of the fortress by troops of the Roman Empire led to a mass suicide of the site's Jewish defenders when defeat became imminent.

Independent work . . .

Research & compare the Old Testament and the New Testament.
" " the Zionists and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).
" " the Roman army and the Jewish Zealots at Masada.
" " global demographics of Jews vs Muslims.

Guidelines for essays will help you gain the most points for your essay. Remember to integrate the documentation. Typically, you place it at the end of the first paragraph.

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