Encampment in Jericho
This encampment of nomads follows their flocks of sheep from one green grazing ground to another. Nomads are tent dwellers and use asses instead of camels as do the Bedoins. The word nomad means 'to graze'. Nomads are herdsmen and shepherds. Flocks are owned in common for nomads own little personal property. The religion of nomads attained its highest development under Moses, who while tending the flocks of Jethro, came to the mountain of God at Horeb and after his great theophany became the shepherd of his people who became the nation of Israel.
30" X 40" Acrylic on Canvas Painting