The Dead Sea

From an early 20th century view of the Dead Sea or Salt Sea, with the realisation that at the beginning of the 21st century the data below no longer correspond with the current reality.

The Dead Sea is never so called in the Bible; and was not so termed until the 2nd century A.D. It is called in the Old Testament “The Salt Sea” (Gen.xiv. 3), “The Sea of the Plain” (Deut. iii. 17), “The East Sea” (Ezek. xlvii. 18), and “The Sea” (Ezek.xlvii. 8).

It lies 16 miles east of Jerusalem, is 47 miles long, 10 miles wide, and is about 1,300 feet below the level of the Mediterranean. It is deepest at the north end, about 1,300 feet, and shallowest at the south end, about 10 feet.

It has no outlet, and although the Jordan continually flows into it, its level is maintained by evaporation.

The water contains about 26 per cent, of salt.

Nothing can exist in it.

F. G. J.


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