This arid region with nearly no inhabitants is located between Jerusalem and the Jordan River or the Dead Sea, the Judean desert was first of all a refuge for Jesus during 40 days then for the prophets, monks and the kings of Israel for centuries. This desert that runs along the Dead Sea and spreads to the horizon makes you loose all notion of space. It is as easy to hide as to get lost there. That is why, even if the track are marked, it is strongly recommended to go on a trek with litres of water and not to adventure yourself too far alone. Further, go in winter during which temperatures are nicer. Full of mineral springs that run down from the Judean mountains to the Dead Sea, the Judean desert holds several Bedouin camps that are worth a visit if you have the opportunity to do so.
The virtues of the Dead Sea