3rd cent. B.C.E. – 1st cent. C.E.
Summer 1947. A bedouin boy, seeking a lost goat, climbs up a cliff near Qumran. He pucks up a stone and throws it into a cave...The sound of crashing pottery was the beginning of an exciting and important discovery of the scrolls related to the Essenes – a jewish sect that lived there 2300 years before till the first century. The Essens, withdrawn to the wilderness lived a communal life bearing a remarkable similarity to the early Christians. There is no doubt they had they had an influence on both Jhon the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth.Originals (50-60 cm) are presented in the SHRINE of the BOOK, ISRAEL MUSEUM, JERUSALEM.
The Bedouins call the camel "Boat of the Desert"...The unique qualities of the camel enable it to weather the most adverse desert conditions, surviving for days without water, while lightly treading over the vast sand dunes without sinking, protected from the violent sandstorms...In the more than six thousand years that elapsed since man first domesticated this "Boat of the Desert", the camel became instrumental in assisting travelers through the desert, and facilitating the transports of goods to far away lands. The camel's wool has been used for tent material and the weaving of carpets. Its milk is considered invaluable to healing and warding-off diseases.
According to the Kabbalah, a person who sees a camel in his dream, should thank the Lord for having saved him from death, since he had been overloaded with heavy problems, and need to release his emotions, and learn to forgive and forget. A person seeing himself riding on a camel in his dream, is destined to go on a long road.