Dead Sea A Salt Lake On Border Of Jordan & Israel
The Dead Sea is also known as the Salt Sea. It is nothing but a salt lake touching one end of Jordan to the east and Israel to the other end of the west. Its surface and shores are of 427 meters below sea level. It is believed its shores are the lowest elevation point on land. It is considered to be 306 m deep, the deepest hyper saline lake in the world with 34.2% salinity. Further, it is seemed to be one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water though Lake Vanda in Antarctica. It is 9.6 times as salty as the other ocean. This salinity makes for a callous environment in which animals cannot prosper; hence its name was termed as salt lake. It is 50 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide at its widest point. It is believed it lies in between the Jordan Rift Valley, and its chief tributary is the Jordan River.
We are living in the modern world and passing through the twenty-first century. You must be surprised, realizing that after the lapse of two thousand years, now we all came to know that the its surface level or its shores are of the lowest elevation point of the world. This point our scientist had made clear to us after carrying out a number of experiments. Is it not wit enough to realize that our God had made it clear in His Quran about this point? Professor Palmer was one of the prominent scientists and considered to be the master at time in geographical field who after carrying their experiments, had quickly conceded that Quranic information is correct. This is a point to ponder for those who are non-Muslim and have weak faith in Quran.
The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1.240 kg/L. It strangely high salt concentration means that people can easily float in the Sea due to the natural buoyancy effect. In this respect, the salt lake is similar to the Great Salt Lake in Utah in the United States.