Ibex at En Gedi

ibex04-tagThis beautiful animal, the Ibex, is a mountain goat that lives in the Judean Wilderness. It is known for its amazing horns and unbelievable ability to navigate the cliffs of the desert wilderness.

The Ibex is mentioned several times in the Bible: The Psalmist (104:18) tells us that the “high mountains belong to the wild goats.” And we read in 1 Samuel 24:1-2 that when Saul was told that David was hiding in the desert of En-Gedi, which means the spring of the young goat, Saul readied 3000 young men to hunt for David “near the crags of the wild goats.” Isaiah (31:21 34:14) also mentions the Ibex as one of the animals that dwells in the desert.

Join a Discipleship Travel LLC group  to Israel and you will have the chance to look for an Ibex when you visit the Judean Wilderness and the Dead Sea.