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The residents of Magdala, the most notable of which is Mary Magdalene (e.g., Matt 27:56; Mark 15:40; Luke 8:2; John 19:25).
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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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Magdalene—a surname derived from Magdala, the place of her nativity, given to one of the Marys of the Gospels to distinguish her from the other Marys (Matt. 27:56, 61; 28:1, etc.). A mistaken notion has prevailed that this Mary was a woman of bad character, that she was the woman who is emphatically
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MAGDALENE [mag de LEE nih] (from Magdala) — the designation given to a woman named Mary, one of Jesus’ most prominent Galilean female disciples, to distinguish her from the other Marys. The first appearance of Mary Magdalene in the gospels is in Luke 8:2, which mentions her among those who were ministering
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Magdala, Magdalene mag’duh-luh, -leen (Μαγδαλά G3401 [not in NIV], prob. from Heb. מִגְדָּל H4463, “tower”; gentilic Μαγδαληνή G3402). Apparently the home of Mary Magdalene, who is mentioned a number of times in the Gospels (Matt. 27:56 et al.). The name Magdala itself does not occur in any textually