from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient mountaintop fortress in southeast Israel on the southwest shore of the Dead Sea. In AD 73, after a two-year siege, members of the Zealot Jewish movement committed mass suicide rather than surrender to the Romans.


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