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

3All these joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea).

Num 34:3

3your south sector shall extend from the wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom. Your southern boundary shall begin from the end of the Dead Sea on the east;

Num 12

Aaron and Miriam Jealous of Moses


1While they were at Hazeroth, Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he ha ... View more

Deut 3:17

17the Arabah also, with the Jordan and its banks, from Chinnereth down to the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, with the lower slopes of Pisgah on the east.

Josh 3:16

16the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of ... View more

Josh 12:3

3and the Arabah to the Sea of Chinneroth eastward, and in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, to the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, southward to the foot of the ... View more

Josh 15:2

2And their south boundary ran from the end of the Dead Sea, from the bay that faces southward;

Josh 5

The New Generation Circumcised


1When all the kings of the Amorites beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites by the sea, heard that the ... View more

Josh 18:19

19then the boundary passes on to the north of the slope of Beth-hoglah; and the boundary ends at the northern bay of the Dead Sea, at the south end of the Jorda ... View more

Deut 3:17

17the Arabah also, with the Jordan and its banks, from Chinnereth down to the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, with the lower slopes of Pisgah on the east.

Deut 4:49

49together with all the Arabah on the east side of the Jordan as far as the Sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.

Josh 3:16

16the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of ... View more

Josh 12:3

3and the Arabah to the Sea of Chinneroth eastward, and in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, to the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, southward to the foot of the ... View more

Ezek 47:18

18On the east side, between Hauran and Damascus; along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel; to the eastern sea and as far as Tamar. This shall be t ... View more

Joel 2:20

20I will remove the northern army far from you,


and drive it into a parched and desolate land,


its front into the eastern sea,


and its rear into the western sea ... View more

Zech 14:8

8On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea; it shall continue in summer as in ... View more

Ezek 47:1-12

Water Flowing from the Temple


1Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple; there, water was flowing from below the threshold of the temple toward the ... View more

Zech 14:8

8On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea; it shall continue in summer as in ... View more

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