The Herodium was a fortress in sight of Bethlehem built by Herod the Great. It was also where he was buried. His tomb was discovered and excavated by Ehud Netzer, who met an untimely death resulting from a fall at the site.
Ferrell Jenkins & I had the opportunity to visit here in 2009. When we made a stop closer to the Herodium where we had a good view for photos, a group of kids approached us. We thought we had the site to ourselves when we stopped, but they seemed to spring up from nowhere.
We have observed that most kids seem to like having their picture made, even when there is a language barrier.
I have a couple of previous posts on the Herodium here and here.
We are writing this from Houston, TX, where we are visiting with one of our sons and attending some of the lectures at Southside church of Christ at Pasadena. Today we heard Bob Owens, David Posey and Wilson Adams. This week’s theme: “We Would See Jesus.”