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Dead Sea

Almost everybody has heard of the Dead Sea . It is the lowest point on earth: 1,294 feet below sea level. Two things come to my mind when this lake is mentioned: scrolls and salts. • In 1947 scrolls which were writings of ancient biblical texts were found in a cave around this area. • These days all the beauty and health experts rave about the wonderful things Dead Sea bath salts can do to your skin. Have you ever heard this place called by any other name? It has several alternate names:

http://pixabay.com/en/dead-sea-sea-mud-israel-salt-sand-380745/

  • Salt Sea

  • Eastern Sea

  • Asphalt Sea

  • Sodomitish Sea

  • Sea of Lot

  • Sea of Zoar

  • Sea of Arabah

  • Sea of Overwhelming

Last but not least, known simply as the Sea . Who knew?

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  • Image: People bathing in the Dead Sea; Pixabay.com

Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/dead-sea-israel-holy-land-coastline-565821/ by jullly

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allen0187 wrote on March 16, 2015, 9:39 PM

A couple days ago, I was actually reading online the Dead Sea Scrolls. Pretty intriguing and heavy stuff.

seren3 wrote on March 18, 2015, 12:12 AM

I have heard of some amazing cures from this sea and its mud.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 8, 2017, 7:53 PM

JDV

Last Edited: November 8, 2017, 4:36 PM