[b-hebrew] What Does "salt sea" Mean at Genesis 14: 3?

Ben Crick ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 16:32:13 EST 2008


On Mon  1 Dec 2008 (10:05:12), jimstinehart at aol.com wrote:
> 1.  Does the reference to salt sea (yod-mem he-mem-lamed-heth/YM
> HMLX, literally salt the sea) at Genesis 14:3 refer to the Dead Sea,
> or to the Mediterranean Sea?

 It refers to the Dead Sea, which is 100% saturated with salt. It is
 adjacent to the Vale of Siddim, now engulfed under the southern end of the
 Dead Sea: and the site of former Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim.

 Shalom

 Ben
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