These pictures are shown for two reasons:
1. It was mentioned how the pictures of the Mount of Temptation, bring to mind Zorba and hermetic monks. In these pictures, there are a lot of caves to be seen. Top left is the mountainside directly adjacent to the Mount of Temptation. Some of the caves are clearly enhanced by humans and the caves are big. Top right shows other caves with walls on that particular cliff side. At another place the landscape is rather flat, but has huge caves (compare with the yellow water bowser that is just showing). Most caves are natural, although some were enhanced through human effort.
From roughly 100 A.D. for another 500 years, the desert on the west bank of the Jordan; crawled with hermit monks. Many of them in the area of the Mount of Temptation. These monks were imitating the life style of John the Baptist and also that of Jesus' fast in this wilderness, following His baptism in the nearby Jordan river.
2. The landscapes, caves, erosion ditches (wadi's) - see the portrait style picture - reminded me of a specific period in the history of Israel. This is from the introductory Bible verses, leading up to the history of Gideon:
"Judges 6:1 The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD gave them into the hand of Midian seven years. Verse 2 And the hand of Midian overpowered Israel, and because of Midian the people of Israel made for themselves the dens that are in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds. Verse 3 For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them. Verse 4 They would encamp against them and devour the produce of the land, as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel and no sheep or ox or donkey."