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  • The Greeks call it Asphaltites, from a sort of pitch which it casts up.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • “The balsam gardens of Jericho, the bitumen fisheries of the Palus Asphaltites, Galilaea, Idumaea, both sides of the Jordanus, and the coast of Your Sea from the river Eleutherus to Gaza.”

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • “The balsam gardens of Jericho, the bitumen fisheries of the Palus Asphaltites, Galilaea, Idumaea, both sides of the Jordanus, and the coast of Your Sea from the river Eleutherus to Gaza.”

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Cede me the balsam gardens of Jericho and the bitumen fisheries of the Palus Asphaltites.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Without expanding his geographical borders by one mile, Herod had enriched himself mightily by acquiring the balsam gardens of Jericho and the bitumen fisheries of the Palus Asphaltites.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Without expanding his geographical borders by one mile, Herod had enriched himself mightily by acquiring the balsam gardens of Jericho and the bitumen fisheries of the Palus Asphaltites.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • The Lake Asphaltites, known by the name of Sodom, was long famed for its bitumen; but the Turks now make no use of it, either because the mine under the water is diminished, because its quality is altered, or because there is too much difficulty in drawing it from under the water.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Cede me the balsam gardens of Jericho and the bitumen fisheries of the Palus Asphaltites.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Palus Asphaltites The Dead Sea, so called because it produced lumps of bitumen that could be “fished” from its waters—a valuable commodity.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Palus Asphaltites The Dead Sea, so called because it produced lumps of bitumen that could be “fished” from its waters—a valuable commodity.

    Antony and Cleopatra

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