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Are biblical prophecies being fulfilled as life flourishes within the Dead Sea?
Are Ezekiel's words coming to pass or is it all just mere coincidence?
Ma Fatima Garcia
03.27.23

Prophecies are mysterious, intriguing, and sometimes even foreboding.

If you’ve read the bible, you probably are familiar with many prophecies mentioned in the holy book.

One of the most well-known prophecies may be coming to pass right in front of us, but how can we know?

Ezekiel’s words about the dead sea.

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While many have read it, most of the people who have read it found this particular prophecy impossible to happen.

Ezekiel talked about the Dead Sea, and how it would come to life.

Why is it called the Dead Sea?

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It has a lot to do with salt.

The Dead Sea is not actually a sea, but a lake that is located on the border of Israel and Jordan.

This amazing lake has a salinity of 34% which is about ten times the average salinity of our Earth’s oceans.

The Dead Sea is described as very dense. It has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which increases its buoyancy. This means when you swim in the Dead Sea, you actually float.

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It’s also popular because many people believe that the saltiness and high mineral quantity of the Dead Sea have effective healing properties.

People who have skin diseases, arthritis, and even other conditions visit here, hoping to feel better.

But salt isn’t good for everything.

Ultimately, it was called the Dead Sea because life was impossible to flourish here.

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So, where’s the prophecy?

In the Bible, the Dead Sea wasn’t always “dead”. In fact, in Genesis 13:10, the Bible tells the story of a beautiful and fertile valley where the Dead Sea is supposedly located.

It was well-watered, beautiful, and full of life, but after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the once beautiful and fertile valley turned into a barren wasteland.

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The prophecy of Ezekiel 47.8-10:

“This water flows east, descends to the Arabah and then into the sea, the sea of stagnant waters. When it empties into those waters, the sea will become fresh. Wherever the river flows, life will flourish—great schools of fish—because the river is turning the salt sea into fresh water. Where the river flows, life abounds. Fishermen will stand shoulder to shoulder along the shore from En Gedi all the way north to En-eglaim, casting their nets. The sea will teem with fish of all kinds, like the fish of the Great Mediterranean.”

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In the 1930s, scientists discovered that there might be the possibility of life in the Dead Sea, but research and diving were almost impossible.

But in 2010, scientists and their team of experts first led a diving expedition to the springs in the Dead Sea. There, it was revealed that their theories were real.

It was possible for life to flourish.

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Danny Ionescu, a marine microbiologist for the Max Planck Institute in Germany, described it as “a fantastic hot spot for life.”

They have found not only one but many craters sizing around 10 meters each and about 13 meters deep.

There’s life inside the craters.

Inside those craters were thick films of microorganisms.

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The discovery made headlines the world over.

Lately, more discoveries of Biblical scrolls have been found in the surrounding areas of the Dead Sea.

There are also counts of scientists discovering sinkholes that have started appearing around the Dead Sea and inside, fish and other life forms are flourishing,

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The once barren region is somehow starting to come to life, just like Ezekiel said in the Bible.

Learn more about the potentially prophetic happenings in the Dead Sea in the video below!

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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