Ein Gedi (literally ‘Spring of the Kid’, as in ‘young goat’) was first settled during the Chalcolithic Age (5000 years ago), when people just out of the Stone Age built a temple here. In the Bible, David fled to Ein Gedi to escape the wrath of Saul (I Samuel 23:29), and the oasis has a cameo role in the love poetry of the Song of Songs (1:14): ‘My beloved is to me as a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Ein Gedi’. More recently, the erotic waterfall scene in one of Brooke Shields' worst movies, Sahara (1983), was filmed at Ein Gedi.