Places of Section 3

Peraea and Dead Sea

22. The Salt Lake, or Lake of Asphalt,
also called Dead Sea -
(Dead Sea)

The Dead Sea is filled with blue-greyish waves with the whitis streak it has on stormy days and no living being is seen in its waters.

The Salt Sea (Jos 18:19), called Dead Sea or Sea of Asphalt, that is, bitumen, between Jericho and Zoar. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 100:4-5; Jerome 101:4-5)

Map Section 3 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: The eastern bank of the Dead Sea.

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