a saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan; its surface in 1292 feet below sea level
A lake in the Middle East, noted for high salinity and for its banks being the lowest point on Earth.
The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Its surface and shores are 423 metres below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 377 m deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, though Lake Assal, Garabogazköl and some hypersaline lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica have reported higher salinities. It is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 55 kilometres long and 18 kilometres wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River. The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world's first health resorts, and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets. In 2009, 1.2 million foreign tourists visited on the Israeli side.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
called also the Salt Sea and 'the Asphalt Lake, a sea in Palestine, formed by the waters of the Jordan, 46 m. long, 10 m. broad, and in some parts 1300 ft. deep, while its surface is 1312 ft. below the level of the Mediterranean, just as much as Jerusalem is above it; has no outlet; its waters, owing to the great heat, evaporate rapidly, and are intensely salt; it is enclosed E. and W. by steep mountains, which often rise to a height of 6000 ft.
Etymology and Origins
Traditionally on the site of the city of Sodom. Its waters are highly saline, and no fish are found in them.
The numerical value of Dead Sea in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Dead Sea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Translations for Dead Sea
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- البحر الميتArabic
- mrtvé mořeCzech
- dødt HavDanish
- Totes MeerGerman
- Νεκρά ΘάλασσαGreek
- mar MuertoSpanish
- دریای مردهPersian
- kuollut meriFinnish
- mer MorteFrench
- मृत सागरHindi
- Holt tengerHungarian
- laut MatiIndonesian
- mar MortoItalian
- ים המלחHebrew
- ಡೆಡ್ ಸೀKannada
- 죽은 바다Korean
- mortua est in mariLatin
- dode ZeeDutch
- morze MartwePolish
- mar MortoPortuguese
- marea moartăRomanian
- Мертвое мореRussian
- இறந்த கடல்Tamil
- చనిపోయిన సముద్రంTelugu
- мертве мореUkrainian
- بحیرہ مردارUrdu
- biển ChếtVietnamese
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