Dead Sea

Dead Sea

The lake into which the Jordan River flows. Biblical names vary: “Salt Sea” (RSV: Gen 14:3; Num 34:3; Num 12; Deut 3:17; Josh 3:16; Josh 12:3; Josh 15:2, Josh 5; Josh 18:19; NRSV: “Dead Sea”), “sea of the Arabah” (Deut 3:17; Deut 4:49; Josh 3:16; Josh 12:3), and “eastern sea” (Ezek 47:18; Joel 2:20; Zech 14:8). As a result of evaporation, it has a 25 percent mineral content and in ancient times was valued for its salt. Prophets predicted that living water would flow from the Jerusalem Temple down into the Dead Sea, making it fresh and productive (Ezek 47:1-12; Zech 14:8).

Gen 14:3

* Invalid citation format *

Num 34:3

* Invalid citation format *

Num 12

* Invalid citation format *

Deut 3:17

* Invalid citation format *

Josh 3:16

* Invalid citation format *

Josh 12:3

* Invalid citation format *

Josh 15:2

* Invalid citation format *

Josh 5

* Invalid citation format *

Josh 18:19

* Invalid citation format *

Deut 3:17

* Invalid citation format *

Deut 4:49

* Invalid citation format *

Josh 3:16

* Invalid citation format *

Josh 12:3

* Invalid citation format *

Ezek 47:18

* Invalid citation format *

Joel 2:20

* Invalid citation format *

Zech 14:8

* Invalid citation format *

Ezek 47:1-12

* Invalid citation format *

Zech 14:8

* Invalid citation format *

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.