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A town situated on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee, north of Tiberias. Possible birthplace and residence of Mary Magdalene.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MAGDALA (M.R. 198247) [Aram magdālāʾ (מַגְדָּלָא)]. MAGDALENE. Presumably the town of origin of Mary Magdalene (Magdaléné, Luke 8:2) generally identified with Migdal Nûnnaya of the Talmud (“Tower of Fish,” b. Pesaḥ. 46b), which lies approximately one mile N of Tiberias. Magdala (meaning “tower”) is
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Magdala (mag´duh-luh), a fishing town (modern Migdal, called Tarichaeae in Josephus) on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee between Capernaum to the north and Tiberias to the south. It appears to have been larger than nearby Capernaum. Excavations have uncovered fishing implements like hooks, anchors,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MAGDALA, MAGDALENE. A town mentioned only once in the NT, in Mt 15:39 (KJV) where the important Gr. MSS Aleph, B, and a and most of the ancient versions have Magadan (ASV, RSV, NASB) or an alternate spelling. The parallel passage in Mk 8:10 calls the place Dalmanutha (q.v.). Magadan seems to have been
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MAGDALA, MAGDALENE. The name ‘Magdala’ occurs only once in the NT (Mt. 15:39, av), where the best mss (followed by rsv, neb) read ‘Magadan’. Some mss, however, also read ‘Magdala’ or ‘Magadan’ for *‘Dalmanutha’ (otherwise unknown) in Mk. 8:10. The town of Magdala (or Tarichaea) stood on the W shore of
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Magdala; Migdal Nunayah; Taricheae
MAGDALA; MIGDAL NUNAYAH; TARICHEAE A town on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, about 3 miles north of Tiberias, the birth-place of Mary Magdalene (Matt. 27:56, 61). It is possible that it was visited by Jesus (Mark 8:10; Authorized Version: ‘Dalmanutha’). Nero gave it to Agrippa II (Josephus,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mag´dala (a tower). The chief MSS and versions exhibit the name as Magadan, as in the Revised Version. Into the limits of Magadan Christ came by boat, over the Lake of Gennesareth, after his miracle of feeding the four thousand on the mountain of the eastern side, Matt. 15:39, and from thence he returned
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Magdala—a tower, a town in Galilee, mentioned only in Matt. 15:39. In the parallel passage in Mark 8:10 this place is called Dalmanutha. It was the birthplace of Mary called the Magdalen, or Mary Magdalene. It was on the west shore of the Lake of Tiberias, and is now probably the small obscure village