[muh-sah-duh; Hebrew muh-tsah-dah]
- a mountaintop fortress in E Israel on the SW shore of the Dead Sea: site of Zealots' last stand against the Romans during revolt of a.d. 66–73.
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Masada Siegel was a field producer for CNN and Fox News Channel.
Claire Martin and Masada Siegel talk to the Loughners' neighbors.
And of course, visiting the Old City and Masada is intended to garner support of one voting bloc in particular.Carly's Schlep to Israel
Samuel P. Jacobs
September 8, 2010
There are the precipices of Masada and Engedi sheer from the salt coast.
I shall keep on west for a while, and then turn off into the deep valleys leading down towards Masada.For the Temple
G. A. Henty
Juda was not yet entirely subjugated, for three strong fortresses were still in arms: Herodium, Machrus, and Masada.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)
There has been nothing to efface the evidence of the tragedy, nor was Masada ever again held as a fortress.Palestine
Claude Reignier Conder
The first two soon fell, but Masada offered a stubborn resistance which its natural position favored.A Thousand Years of Jewish History
Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
- an ancient mountaintop fortress in Israel, 400 m (1300 ft) above the W shore of the Dead Sea: the last Jewish stronghold during a revolt in Judaea (66–73 ad). Besieged by the Romans for a year, almost all of the inhabitants killed themselves rather than surrender. The site is an Israeli national monument