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Also known as the Salt Sea. A large salt sea at the southern end of the Jordan River.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dead Sea. A large salt-water lake into which the River Jordan empties. Since the Greek era Western civilization has referred to this mysterious body of water as the “Dead Sea.” However, the frequent OT term for this sea is the “Salt Sea” (Gn 14:3; Nm 34:3, 12; Dt 3:17; Jos 3:16; 12:3; 15:2, 5; 18:19),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sodom, Sea Of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DEAD SEA A large saltwater lake into which the river Jordan empties. Since the Greek era, Western civilization has referred to this mysterious body of water as the “Dead Sea.” However, the frequent OT term for this sea is the “Salt Sea” (Gn 14:3; Nm 34:3, 12; Dt 3:17; Jos 3:16; 12:3; 15:2, 5; 18:19),
Arabah, Sea of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dead Sea, the lake into which the Jordan River flows. The lake is fifty miles long by ten miles wide. The biblical names vary: “sea of the Arabah” (Deut. 3:17; 4:49; Josh. 3:16; 12:3), “eastern sea” (Ezek. 47:18; Joel 2:20; Zech. 14:8), and “sea of Sodom” (2 Esd. 5:7). The shoreline is 1,294 feet below
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
DEAD SEA. OT: ‘Salt Sea’ (Gn. 14:3), ‘Eastern Sea’ (Ezk. 47:18), ‘Sea of the Arabah’ (Dt. 4:49); classical: Asphaltites, later ‘Dead Sea’; Arabic: ‘Sea of Lot’.The great rift valley reaches its deepest point at the Dead Sea basin. The surface of the water is on average 427 m below sea-level, and the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dead SeaThe large salt lake located at the southern end of the Jordan River. The Sea is bounded by the cliffs of Moab on the east and the bluffs of Judah on the west. It has the distinction of being the lowest inland body of water on the face of the earth. The surface is ca. 394 m. (1292 ft.) below
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dead Sea. †The large salt lake located at the mouth of the Jordan river. The name Dead Sea is first attested in the second-century A.D. writings of Pausanias and Justin, derived apparently from the sea’s high saline character which inhibits vegetation. In the earliest Old Testament references it is
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Dead Sea; Salt Sea
DEAD SEA; SALT SEA The large lake in the lower part of the Jordan Valley (Gen. 14:3, etc.) between the hills of Moab on the east and the Judean Hills on the west. First name derives from the high proportion of minerals present in the water (28–33 per cent of potassium, natron, chlorine, and compounds
Catholic Bible Dictionary
DEAD SEA The large body of water at the termination of the Jordan River; it is some 50 miles (80 kilometers) long and 10 miles (18 kilometers) wide. It is the lowest inland body of water on the face of the earth: the surface is approximately 1,290 feet (290 meters) below sea level, and the water reaches