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Further information;

"The following are related topics.

http://sc.essortment.com/noahfloodepic_rmtq.htm

http://www.trekker.co.il/english/dead-sea-salts-cosmetics.htm

This site states that Dead Sea levels were 40 metres higher 2,000 to 3,000 years ago "(approximately 130 feet)."

NOT BEING EXACTLY SURE JUST WHEN THE ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN, WE DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY JUST WHAT THE WATER LEVEL OF THE DEAD SEA WAS AT THAT TIME, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT IN THE LAST 10 OR SO YEARS, THE LEVEL OF THE DEAD SEA AND THAT OF THE SEA OF GALILEE HAVE BOTH FALLEN A FEW METRES!

THUS THE REPORTS FROM THE AREA INDICATING THE DISCOVERY OF ANCIENT PORTS THAT ARE CALLED BY THE CURRENT RULING CLASS OF HISTORIANS THE VERY PORTS THAT EXISTED DURING THE TIME OF CHRIST, OR ABOUT 2,000 YEARS AGO.

'http://exact-me.org/overview/p4144.htm

This site shows a graph of the rise and fall of the water level in the dead sea going back to 200 BCE or so. If you notice the highest water levels are believed to have occured from 100 BCE to 50 BCE, a spike of huge proportions. you will also notice a gap in the record!

To quote from the site; "The largest change in water level shown on the estimated historical hydrograph occurred between about 100 B.C. and A.D. 40. Within this period, the water level of the Dead Sea rose some 70 m" (220 FEET) ", from about 400 m to about 330 m below sea level (where Qumran was inundated) in about 67 years; and subsequently fell some 65 m in about 66 years.

A second large rise, not shown on the graph, occurred between A.D. 900 and 1100 and crested at about 350 m below sea level. Could these extreme changes in stage be explained by climate fluctuations?"

Note the spike ended about 40 CE, which corresponds to the times of Jesus, and the gap appears at this point. I project that historical problems prevent the scientists from making a reliable statement on this problem. Note that there is a gap from about 50 CE to 1,100 CE, and there are other spikes at 1,200 CE, 1,300 CE and about 1,580 CE! Ron

IS THERE ANY WAY TO EXPLAIN WHY THE LEVEL OF THE SEA OF SALT, MIGHT RISE DURING THE TIME NOW CONSIDERED TO BE THE TIMES OF JESUS (IE. 2,000 YEARS AGO), AND THE LEVEL OF THE SEA OF GALILEE, MIGHT BE CONSIDERED TO BE LOWER?

http://www.answers.com/topic/dead-sea

From this site;

"The Dead Sea is not called "the Dead Sea" in non-European languages. In Hebrew the Dead Sea is called the Yam ha-Melah - meaning "sea [of] the salt." In past times it was the "Eastern Sea" or the "Sea of Arava." In Arabic the Dead Sea is called Bahr Lut meaning "the Sea of Lot" or Al-Bahr Al-Mayyet meaning "the Dead Sea." Historically, another Arabic name was the "Sea of Zoar," after a nearby town. To the Greeks, the Dead Sea was "Lake Asphaltites" (see below).......

Around 12,000 years ago this tiny puddle of the Lake Lisan minimum began to steadily grow again. By Biblical times the Dead Sea was about as large as its northern basin is today. There was no southern basin until the late Middle Ages.....'

INTERESTINGLY THE AUTHOR OF THE ABOVE STATES THAT "By Biblical times the Dead Sea was about as large as its northern basin is today. There was no southern basin until the late Middle Ages.....'

NOW, WE HAVE NO WAY TO KNOW JUST WHAT "BIBLICAL TIIMES" THE AUTHOR OF THE ABOVE MEANT. DID HE MEAN TO SAY THE BIBLICAL TIME OF JESUS OR THE TIMES OF SOLOMON, ETC., FOR, AS WE KNOW, THE CURRENTLY ACCEPTED TIMELINE PLACES 1,000 YEARS BETWEEN THE TWO.

"One of the most unusual properties of the Dead Sea is its discharge of asphalt. From deep seeps, the Dead Sea constantly spits up small pebbles of the black substance. After earthquakes large chunks, as large as houses, are produced.

The Dead Sea area has become a major center for health research and treatment for several reasons. The mineral content of the waters, the very low content of pollens and other allergens in the atmosphere, the reduced ultraviolet component of solar radiation, and the higher atmospheric pressure at this great depth each have specific health effects. For example persons suffering reduced respiratory function from diseases such as cystic fibrosis, seem to benefit from the increased atmospheric pressure.

Sunlight at the Dead Sea is high in therapeutic UVA rays and low in burning UVB, so extended exposure is safe and low-risk. The filtering effect comes from a thick atmosphere: the Dead Sea is over 400 m below sea level and the ozone layer above it is minimally depleted.

The Dead Sea is the only place on Earth where you can sunbathe for extended periods with little or no sunburn because harmful ultraviolet rays are filtered through three natural layers: an extra atmospheric layer, an evaporation layer that exists above the Dead Sea, and a rather thick ozone layer-even though CFCs are gradually eating it away elsewhere.

The light at the Dead Sea is said to be especially good for people suffering from psoriasis.........In times of flood the salt content of the Dead Sea can drop from its usual 35% salinity to 30% or lower. In the wakes of rainy winters the Dead Sea temporarily comes to life. In 1980, after one such rainy winter, the normally dark blue Dead Sea turned red. Researchers from Hebrew University found the Dead Sea to be teeming with a type of algae called Dunaliella. The Dunaliella in turn nourished carotenoid-containing halobacteria whose red carotenoids in the were responsible for the color change. Since 1980 the Dead Sea basin has been dry and the algae and the bacteria have not returned in measurable numbers."

Thus at one time it was or could have been described as "the Red Sea?"

And this;

"Antarctic Ice cores

Volcanic ash layers were found at 172.1 m, 219.4 m and 222.8 m in the "Little America", ice core by: Crary, Robinson, Bennett and Boyd [1962] indicating discoloring of the ice cap and effecting the Albedo,
These following dates: years before present, correspond approximately to the ash layers found:
3330 years, 3150 years, and 1920-2000 years - BP
These may be translated into the following key periods of high and low, sea levels: according to the curve:-

Estimated ocean level changes in pre-historic and historic times
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. Fluctuation of Sealevels at all the points designated : =levels [A] - to- [K]
level [A] - 16th century
present day sealevel
level [A] - 15th century AD
general rise in price of salt, causes social political unrest [Kolner] broads, meres, clairs and kogs flooded - peat salt production ceases. Holland weakening sea defences

level [A] - 14th century AD
Rising sealevel - Prussia Livonia salt famine [ Tanner] salt prod. forbidden in Holland [Dendermonde/Debbits] Chersonesus settlements decay [Mongait]

level [B] - 11th century AD
Lower sealevel - Doomesday Book 1200 salinae [Bridury] Walcheren island flourishing [Bronsted]

level [B] - 10th century AD
Haithabu near Schleswig, flourishing [Koster] also Yarmouth [Clark][Ives] Lubec

[B] - 9th century AD
Vikings occupy Noirmoutier, Bourgneuf developed [Agate]

[B] - 8th century AD
Camargue in production. Crimea [Bronsted]- Ravenna, and Aquilea had become landlocked due to receding level but Venice florishing [Pirenne] - Peat areas of Wadden with their tidal flats trading intensively [Pirenne] salterns of Pyrenean coast [Ellis] Pope owned salt pans in Ostia [Fea] previously flooded after Trajan

[C] - 5-7th century AD
Almost no coastal salt production. Only upper peat bogs in Ireland, salty sands in Isle of Man and oil shales [for boiling]in Dorset, Salamis still flooded [Newman] Tyre separated from mainland, [St Jerome] - Maritime Greece population dwindling [Nilsson]

[C] - 2nd centuryAD
inland Norfolk broads still in use [Clarke] Classis near Ravenna harbouring ships up to reign of Gothic kings [Goetz]

[D] - 1st century / 100 AD
Tiber ports progessively built inland, by Claudius and Trajan. The Dead Sea becomes a prime source for salt again. Trajan succeeds in rejuvenating the "Suez canal" built originally by RamsesII [Muir]

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70 BC Ash layer

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[F] * 700-100 BC
very low sealevel- The catastrophic rise in ocean sealevel between 100 BC to the 2 century AD [-1.5m to +1.8m] (much more pronounced than in the 13th cn) Flooding at the Dead Sea caused a sudden increase of the Dead Sea level of - 72 m (seventy two meters) [Cippora Klein-HUJ] The ocean sea level left Greek, Phoenician, Roman ports inundated. Some of these ports were probably built partially into the sea anyway with no consideration of possible sealevel rise [viz.recent finds at Caesaria]
[G] * 1000 BC
-Judean kings, the sea level was well above today's levels although not well documented, the Dead Sea was again a prime source for salt, because of flooding of the sea shore salt pans

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1250 BC Ash layer

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[H] * 1700-1250 BC
Maritime Mycenaean civilisation flourishes.and Jericho civilisation declining.[Albright]
[I] * 1700/ BC
Jordan valley civilisation flourishes, [Albright] - Agean Minoan culture at a low.

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2350 BC Ash layer

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[K] * 2200 / 1800 BC
Aegean Minoan coastal populations prospered. Desolation in the Jordan valley."

The above is takne from http://salt.org.il/frame_geo.html

Ron

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