salt lake on the eastern side of Palestine.
The Dead Sea is fifty
miles long and ten miles wide, and it lies 1300 feet below sea level.
The Jordan River empties into its northern end,
but because of the Dead Sea's high mineral content, no fish can survive
Cities near the Dead
Sea in antiquity included Sodom and Gomorrah, which were said to have been
destroyed by God (Gen 19:25). David hid as an outlaw at the spring
of En-gedi along the Dead Sea's western side (1 Sam 24:1). Zechariah
prophesied that on the Day of the Lord living waters would flow out from
Jeruslaem to the Dead Sea (Zech 14:8) and Ezekiel said that in that day
the Dead Sea would yield fish (Ezek 47:7-12).
The Dead Sea