Three unusual happenings have sparked claims that Biblical prophecies about the end of the world and the coming of the Messiah may be coming true.
The first occurrence was the birth of the first ‘red heifer in 2,000 years’ in Israel – a creature that features in ‘end of times’ tales in both Christianity and Judaism.
The news of the birth, which emerged in September, was followed by claims last month that fish and other forms of life are quickly filling up Dead Sea sinkholes.
Hebrew prophet Ezekiel’s end-of-days prophecy foresees the sea – a hypersaline environment, with a reported 37 per cent salinity – flourishing into life.
And a photojournalist with the Dead Sea Revival Project said that coming to the body of water, “the lowest point on earth, you see prophecy coming true”.