Two Israeli energy companies: Genco Oil Explorations and Delek Energy Systems believe there is a major source of oil to be found in the Judean Desert near the southern end of the Dead Sea and they want to drill an exploratory hole 6,000 ft. deep to see if indeed they are correct.
The Israeli Parks Authority has in the past, granted permission for exploratory drilling, but environmental groups say any such drilling in this area would destroy the fragile ecosystem in this nature reserve which is the site of the potential oil source. Energy experts in Israel say there is oil around the Dead Sea because of its unique geological properties and in the area they would like to drill for oil near the Dead Sea, it is the likeliest place in Israel to find a major source of oil.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
A major source of oil in Israel near the Dead Sea would play a key role in the "end times" scenario that is found in Bible prophecy.
For a number of years there have been speculators that have claimed there were major sources of oil in the land of Israel. Some of these speculators even used the Bible to substantiate their claims as to where this oil source was located. Now, two mainstream Israeli energy companies believe they know exactly where to find this major supply of oil and want to drill an exploratory hole to prove their belief, but they have run into opposition from environmentalists. It is logical that there would be oil near the Dead Sea because of its unique geological properties, but the Bible also lends credence to this speculation as evidence by Genesis 14:10.
Prophetically, the ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel wrote in Ezekiel 38:4 of a hook in the jaw of Israel's enemies that would bring them into the land of Israel to take a spoil, Ezekiel 38:13.
Geopolitical events in our world today seem to have a common denominator and it is oil. This potential oil source in Israel could be that hook which will draw Israel's enemy into the land.