Places Study on Salt Sea

Places Study on Salt Sea

Genesis 14: All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
Numbers 34: Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:
Numbers 34: And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.
Deuteronomy 3: The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
Joshua 3: That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
Joshua 12: And from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea on the east, the way to Bethjeshimoth; and from the south, under Ashdothpisgah:
Joshua 15: And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward:
Joshua 15: And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the end of Jordan. And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan:
Joshua 18: And the border passed along to the side of Bethhoglah northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south end of Jordan: this was the south coast.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Salt Sea
SALT SEA . See Dead Sea.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Salt Sea
(Joshua 3:16 ). See DEAD SEA .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Salt Sea,
Holman Bible Dictionary - Salt Sea
See Dead Sea .

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Salt Sea
The lake on the south of Palestine, now commonly called the Dead Sea, because it was for long judged that nothing having life could exist in it; but some inferior organisms (as the polygaster) have been found in it at its northern end. It is called, 'the Salt Sea' in Numbers 34:3,12 ; Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Joshua 3:16 ; 'the Sea of the plain' ('Sea of the Arabah,' R.V.), in Deuteronomy 4:49 ; 2 Kings 14:25 ; 'the East Sea' in Ezekiel 47:18 ; Joel 2:20 ; and simply, 'the Sea' in Ezekiel 47:8 . The term, 'Salt Sea' is very appropriate; for it contains much more salt than is found in ordinary sea water, which makes it extremely nauseous. It is also very heavy, so that a person cannot sink in it; and after bathing it leaves a crust of salt on the flesh.

The river Jordan and some streams run into the Salt Sea, but there is no outlet. The rocks that surround it make the heat there very great, and evaporation must be rapid. Its size is about 48 miles long, and 10 miles across at its widest part. Its surface is at times (for it varies according to the rain) about 1,292 feet below the level of the sea, making it, as far as is known, the lowest lake in existence. Its deepest part is about 1,300 feet below the surface. Altogether it is like no other known lake, and is characteristic of death and dreary desolation.

On the restoration of Israel in a future day a river will issue out of the house, the future temple, which river will go down into the desert and run into this sea, and the waters will be healed. En-gedi (Ain Jidy , about half way along the coast of the Dead Sea, on the west) will be one of the stations of the fishermen. Ezekiel 47:1-10 . A beautiful figure of God's future bringing to life the dead and dry bones of Israel and Judah, and making them the means of life to others.

What connection there is, if any, between the present state of the Salt Seaand the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, is not known. In Genesis 14 the battle of the four kings against the five was in "the vale of Siddim, which is the Salt Sea." Genesis 14:3 . The four kings had come from a distance, but the five kings, of whom the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were two, were near home; farther than this the connection cannot be traced. This sea is now called Bahr Lut, the 'Sea of Lot.'

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Dead Sea - The name in the Old Testament is never this, but "the Salt Sea" , "sea of the plain. " (See Salt Sea
Siddim, Vale of - One passage reads "the vale of Siddim, which is the Salt Sea;" and another the vale was "full of slime-pits," that is, bitumen springs. It was doubtless near the Salt Sea, but is not identified
Dead Sea - See Salt Sea
Salt Sea - Salt Sea
Dead Sea - See Salt Sea
Dimon, Waters of - Streams east of the Salt Sea
Sea the Salt - See Salt Sea
Enshemish - A place toward the Salt Sea
Salt, City of, - Robinson expresses his belief that it lay somewhere near the plain at the south end of the Salt Sea
Zared, Zered - Identified with the Wady el Hessi, which runs into the Salt Sea at its extreme south, and bears other names in its long course
Slime - ' It is found on the shores of the Salt Sea and elsewhere in SLIME-PITS
Ar - The chief city of Moab, on the east of the Salt Sea; called also Aroer, Deuteronomy 2:36; sometimes used for the whole land of Moab, Deuteronomy 2:29; burned by Sihon
Lakes - See Salt Sea
Sea - THE Salt Sea,Numbers 34:3,12 ; also called 'the east sea,' Ezekiel 47 :18; Joel 2:20 ; 'the former sea,' Zechariah 14:8 ; 'the sea of the plain,' Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Joshua 3:16 ; Joshua 12:3 ; 2 Kings 14:25 . See Salt Sea... 3
Salt Sea - It is called, 'the Salt Sea' in Numbers 34:3,12 ; Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Joshua 3:16 ; 'the Sea of the plain' ('Sea of the Arabah,' R. The term, 'Salt Sea' is very appropriate; for it contains much more salt than is found in ordinary sea water, which makes it extremely nauseous. ... The river Jordan and some streams run into the Salt Sea, but there is no outlet. ... What connection there is, if any, between the present state of the Salt Seaand the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, is not known. In Genesis 14 the battle of the four kings against the five was in "the vale of Siddim, which is the Salt Sea
Dead Sea - In the Old Testament it is called "sea of the wilderness" (Joshua 1:3); "east sea" (Joel 2; Zachariah 14); "Salt Sea" (Genesis 14); and "sea of the desert" (Deuteronomy 3)
Sid'Dim - 3 "which is near," or "which is at, or by, the Salt Sea," then we might agree with Dr. But the original of the passage seems to imply that the Salt Sea covers the actual space formerly occupied by the vale of Siddim
Sea, the - ); (5) the "sea of Galilee," an inland fresh-water lake, and (6) the Dead Sea or "Salt Sea" (Genesis 14:3 ; Numbers 34:3,12 , etc
Siddim, Vale of - Valley of the broad plains, "which is the Salt Sea" (Genesis 14:3,8,10 ), between Engedi and the cities of the plain, at the south end of the Dead Sea
Seir, Mount - The early name of the long range of mountains, extending from about eight miles, south of the Salt Sea, to near the Gulf of Akaba
Dead Sea - People in ancient times gave it the names Salt Sea and Dead Sea because it was extremely salty and, so far as they could see, nothing could live in it (Numbers 34:12; Joshua 3:16; cf
Sea - The Dead Sea, the sea of the Wilderness, the sea or the East, the sea of Sodom, the sea of Salt, or the Salt Sea, the sea of Asphaltites, or of bitumen, is no other than the lake of Sodom
Salvation: Near - ' There was fresh water all around them, they had nothing to do but to dip it up, and yet they were dying of thirst, because they thought themselves to be surrounded by the Salt Sea
Salt, Valley of - of the Salt Sea; the boundary between Judah and Edom
Siddim, the Vale of - The words "which is the Salt Sea" imply that the Dead Sea in part now covers (probably at its Siddim end which is shallow and with shores incrusted with salt and bitumen) the vale of Siddim
Salt (2) - Salt Sea or Dead Sea. "of the Arabah," Deuteronomy 4:49; 2 Kings 14:25; the "Salt Sea," Deuteronomy 3:17; Joshua 3:16; Joshua 12:3; the "east sea," Joel 2:20; Ezekiel 47:18; Zechariah 14:8; and "the sea," Ezekiel 47:8
Sodom - Lot at first pitched only towards Sodom, not until afterward did he go further south to Sodom itself (Genesis 13:12; Genesis 14:12; and Genesis 14:3 says expressly the vale of Siddim is the Salt Sea)
Dead Sea - Inland lake at the end of the Jordan Valley on the southeastern border of Canaan with no outlets for water it receives; known in the Bible as Salt Sea, Sea of the Plain, and Eastern Sea
Salt - ... The Israelites obtained their salt mainly from the region around the Dead Sea, which was itself so rich in salt that it was sometimes called the Salt Sea (Genesis 14:3; Joshua 3:16; Joshua 15:5; Joshua 18:19)
Sea - They distinguished the different seas with which they were acquainted with different names, as the Red Sea, the Salt Sea, the Great Sea, the Dead Sea, and the like; and the entrance is sometimes called the tongue of the sea
Pitch - The Salt Sea after Sodom's destruction spread over this vale
Gomorrah - Traces of the catastrophe recorded in Genesis 19 are visible in the whole region about the Dead, or as Scripture calls it, the Salt Sea. (See Salt Sea
Siddim, Vale of - The battlefield is doubtless thought of as being in the neighbourhood of the Dead Sea, where bitumen is still abundant, masses of it, which have been detached from the bottom, being often found floating on the surface after shocks of earthquake; and the Vale of Siddim is expressly identified in Genesis 14:3 with the Dead Sea by the explanatory insertion, ‘the same is the Salt Sea
Dead Sea - It has no Scripture warrant; Hebrew writers speak of it as the ‘Salt Sea’ (Genesis 14:8 , Numbers 34:3 , Joshua 15:5 etc
Dead Sea - The name given by Greek writers of the second century to that inland sea called in Scripture the "Salt Sea" (Genesis 14:3 ; Numbers 34:12 ), the "sea of the plain" (Deuteronomy 3:17 ), the "east sea" (Ezekiel 47:18 ; Joel 2:20 ), and simply "the sea" (Ezekiel 47:8 )
Salt - ... The southern shore of the Salt Sea supplied, salt abundantly; compare "the valley of salt" (2 Samuel 8:13) near the mountain of fossil salt, five miles long, the chief source of the salt in the sea
Sea, the Salt, - -- (1) The Salt Sea, (Genesis 14:3 ) (2) Sea of the Arabah (Authorized Version "sea of the plain," which is found in (4:49) ); (3) The East Sea (Joel 2:20 ) (4) The sea, (Ezekiel 47:8 ) (5) Sodomitish Sea, 2Esdras; (6) Sea of Salt and Sea of Sodom, in the Talmud; (7) The Asphaltic Lake, in Josephus; (8) The name "Dead Sea" appears to have been first used in Greek by Pausanias and Galen, and in Latin (mare mortuum ) by Justin xxxvi. There is however, one passage in which the "Salt Sea" is mentioned in a manner different from any of those already quoted viz
Sea - The Dead Sea is called the Salt Sea (Gen
Salt (2) - In the Bible this sea is sometimes called the ‘Salt Sea’ (Genesis 14:3, Deuteronomy 3:17)
Moab, Moabites - The territory of his descendants was on the east of the Salt Sea
Salt - The Hebrews of the Southern Kingdom, at least, had access to inexhaustible stores of salt both in the waters of the Dead Sea, hence named in OT ‘the Salt Sea’ ( Deuteronomy 3:17 etc
Manasseh (1) - of Ephraim and Manasseh, along the entire line of the Jordan, from the sea of Chinneroth to the wady Kelt not far from the Salt Sea: thus it was a triangle, its apex at Jericho, its base N
Dead Sea - This was anciently called the Sea of the Plain, Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Deuteronomy 4:49 , from its situation in the great hollow or plain of the Jordan; the Salt Sea, Deuteronomy 3:17 ; Joshua 15:5 , from the extreme saltness of its waters; and the East Sea, Ezekiel 47:18 ; Joel 2:20 , from its situation relative to Judea, and in contradistinction to the West Sea, or Mediterranean
Issachar - to nearly the Salt Sea on the S
Wanderings of the Israelites - From the Red Sea their route is plainly on the east of Edom and the Salt Sea until they arrived opposite Jericho, where their wanderings ended
Jordan - It no longer, indeed, rolls down into the Salt Sea so majestic a stream as in the days of Joshua; yet its ordinary depth is still about ten or twelve feet, so that it cannot even at present be passed but at certain places
Judea - The portion of the tribe of Judah comprised all the country between Edom, or Idumea, on the south, the Mediterranean on the west, the Salt Sea on the east, and an imaginary line on the north, from the northern extremity of the Salt Sea to the Mediterranean
Minerals And Metals - Salt was also a symbol of desolation and barrenness, perhaps because of the barrenness of the Dead Sea, the biblical Salt Sea
Land (of Israel) - ... The eastern border is marked out from Hazan Enan to Shepham, and then goes down from Shapham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; it goes down and reaches to the eastern side of the Sea of Chinnereth; the border goes down along the Jordan, and ends at the Salt Sea (Numbers 34:10-12 ; Deuteronomy 3:17 )
Salt - ... The first account we read of salt is Genesis 14:3; where mention is made of the Salt Sea in the vale of Siddim; and this is probably what elsewhere is called the Dead Sea, forming the spot where once stood Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities of the plain, which the Lord destroyed by fire, and over which Jordan in the seasons of its overflowing pours itself