Dead Sea

Also known as Salt Sea, Dead Sea is the deepest hypersaline lake and one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. It is bordered by Jordan to the east and West Bank and Israel to the west.

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Why is the Dead Sea named the Dead Sea?

because Jesus Christ took the sand of the dead sea and placed on a person who had a disease and he was healed

It is called dead because it is thought to be without life by most people. The high salt content in the water ensures there is no life in the waters resulting in a dead (lifeless) sea.

The Dead Sea is around 8.6 times more salty than a ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment where animals cannot flourish, because they cannot drink it, hence its name.

There is however some algae that actually thrive in this water. They are specially adapted and to my knowledge are not found elsewhere in the world.

There may also be bacteria called halophilis, an archeabactera that can survive in extreme conditions.

Metaphorically, the Dead Sea is called that because water does not flow out of it. All rivers lead in, none go out--as if the river dies in it.

There is a thriving tourist industry as people visit the lowest place on earth, float on the water and take the salt and mud baths.

Also there is chemical industry that extracts the salt and potash and sells it around the world.

Because its dead as opposed to other oceans with oxygen and living organisms in them.

How far is it from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea?

It is 15 miles from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea! I'm glad to help.

Where in Asia is the dead sea located?

It is located in south west Asia. In Jerusalem and Israel. It is also connected to the Jordan river.

Which Middle Eastern country has the best cuisine?

I would say that the cuisines of Middle Eastern Lebanon and Syria stand out. as superb

If you want to include North Africa, then Moroccan cuisine is one of the great cuisines of the world. = Answer =

be sure to check out Jewish-Iraqi and Persian cuisine. in fact i don't think there's a bad middle eastern cuisine.

Why can we float in Dead Sea even if we can't swim?

The higher the salt content of seawater, the more buoyant the water is. And the Dead Sea has the highest salt content of any body of water in the world.

Are there fish unique to the dead sea?

No, the Dead Sea is called "dead" because its high salinity prevents macroscopic aquatic organisms, such as fish and aquatic plants, from living in it.

In J. M. Synge's 'Riders to the Sea' what is the mention of Bride Dara and her seeing 'the dead man with a child in his arms' about?

In J.M.Synges play "Riders to the Sea"

The Bride Dara is mentioned by Maurya the mother of Bartley and Michael. The Bride Dara must like Maurya had a vision of loved ones who where dead.

You can find the whole script of the play on

Hope this helps.


"Bride" is an archaic form of the name "Brigid," one of the great pagan Goddesses of Ireland. Brigid was later "Christianized" and turned into one of the Catholic saints, who founded a double monastary and convent in Cill-Dara. "Bride Dara" is therefore a sort of shorthand way of saying "Brigid of Dara."

Many of the myths surrounding the Goddess Brigid were tacked on to the saint by the common Irish people. One of these stories is of the death of Brigid's son. The story says that she invented keening while mourning the death of her son on the battlefield. This is the origin of Maura's allusion.

Which sea borders Israel?

The Mediterranean and the Red Sea border Israel

Why dead sea special?

because that's the place where the part of old testament found.that's why the dead sea is special

and also because the water is so salty that nothing can live in it. Due to the local scorching rainless climate the surface water evaporates. the salt dissolved in it remains making the water still saltier. this explains why the dead sea has a salt content not of 2 or 3% like most marine water but 27%!!. the water of the dead sea exhibits a very curious property b/c of its saltiness. since it is much heavier than ordinary sea water, u'll never sink in it because u are much lighter. so according to the law of buoyancy we'd never drown in the dead sea: we'd pop up to the surface just like an ordinary egg in salt water- which, incidentally, sinks in fresh water. ( sorry mate, didn't mean u're an egg)

Which sea does not exist sea of tranquility or dead sea?

Both exist, as in there is an area with that name. Both are not bodies of water. The Sea of Tranquility is an area on Earth's moon but has no water. The Dead Sea is a body of water on Earth.

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?

To date they are probably the single most significant archeological discovery relating to the Bible. They confirm empirically, for all to see, what had previously been believed, namely, that the scribes who copied the Old Testament scriptures did so with the utmost accuracy. The few differences between the text of the Old Testament from Qmran, obviously much closer to the originals, and the surviving texts from much later confirms how greatly accurate was the hand copying process.

Further to this, a number of other important discoveries were among the Qmran manusctipts, including a fragment of the Gospel of Mark, old enough to be an original, dated before AD 70. The other significant find was an entire Isaiah scroll, thus refuting the documentary ideas of an Isaiah written by multiple authors at different times.

If you have a question about the Dead Sea scrolls, feel free to ask.

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They are parchment scrolls found in 1947 in the Judean Desert, which date back some 2100 years. They were apparently written by a non-traditional group such as the Essenes, but nonetheless they demonstrate (in some cases) that the Masoretic Text is as accurate as tradition says it is.

What modern discovery confirmed the Old Testament?

The Dead Sea Scrolls is probably the single most striking discovery which confirmed the extreme accuracy of the Old Testament Hebrew text as it was handed down.

If the Old Testament historical setting is referred to there are literally thousands of discoveries which confirm specific details of the Old Testament.

What is difference in elevation between the dead sea and mount Everest?

Roughly 30,373ft (9257.6m).

The elevation of Mount Everest is 29,035ft [above sea level] and the Dead Sea's elevation is 1,388ft below sea level, making it the lowest place on Earth.

How many sea in the world?

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What is the lowest spot on earth that you can visit?

The Dead Sea at 1,378 ft below sea level is the lowest place on earth.

Is the Dead Sea in Asia or Africa?

The Dead Sea is located in the Jordan Rift Valley and is bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. It is in Asia.

Compare Judaism Christian and Islamic concepts of God?

In Judaism it is claimed that there is only one God and that his name is YHWH (Yehowah). They are still waiting for the Messiah to come.

In Christianity it is claimed that Jesus Christ, (Iesous Christos in Greek, translated from Yehowshuwa mashiyachin Hebrew) is the Messiah, and is one of three in a Godhead making up one God. Therefore many Christians believe that Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit is God.

In Islam it is claimed that Allah is the name of their one God but that he has 99 other names also. They say that Jesus whom they call Isa was a prophet but not the Son of God.

Is vince McMahon really dead?

No Vince McMahon is not dead. He has faked his death a few years ago but returned when Chris Benoit died. The reason Mr.McMahon was not around from June of 2010-february 2011 was because he suffered an injury from an attack by the group refered to as Nexus.