Here is some interesting historical info about Masada, sent at the request of a Jewish friend:
David hid from King Saul in this area. David surely knew of its huge size and steep cliffs. During his hiding, David wrote, "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer" (Ps. 18:2). In this Psalm, he used the Hebrew word that literally means "masada", providing a fitting picture of the unshakeable protection and strength of God.
After the Roman legions destroyed the Second Temple, Masada, Hebrew H_orvot Me?ada (“Ruins of Masada”), ancient mountaintop fortress in southeastern Israel, was the site of the Jews’ last stand against the Romans.
It took the Roman army of almost 15,000, fighting a defending force of less than 1,000, including women and children, almost two years to subdue the fortress. It has become a symbol of freedom and resistance to godless tyranny.
For more information on the importance of Masada as symbol of freedom https://www.nationalguard.mil/News/Article-View/Article/573145/at-masada-a-glimpse-into-the-israeli-soul
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At Masada, a glimpse into the Israeli soul