The Great Salt Sea (The Dead Sea) is found in the center of Israel on the eastern border. Its Biblical connection occurred during the time of Abraham when God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for their wickedness. (Genesis 18-19) From shades of blue, to murky gray, to nearly florescent green, the ever changing colors of the sea are a curiosity, due in part to the mineral content of the water. Sodium is the heaviest portion, in addition to potassium, magnesium and bromide; the density making it a floaters paradise. Many people come to the Sea for the healing properties of these minerals. Although it is known for not being able to support life, the prophet Ezekiel has written about a day when the very character of the water will be changed from salt to fresh, and fishing will be plentiful. (Ezekiel 47:1-12) Until then, the Dead Sea remains 'dead' - the lowest point on earth at 1378 feet below sea level.