Magdala

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Magdala in Smiths Bible Dictionary. (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, Mt 15:39 and from thence he returned in the same boat to the opposite shore. In the parallel narrative of St. Mark, ch. Mr 8:10 we find the "parts of Dalmanutha," on the western edge of the Lake of Gennesareth. The Magdala, which conferred her name on "Mary the Magdalene one of the numerous migdols, i.e. towers, which stood in Israel, was probably the place of that name which is mentioned in the Jerusalem Talmud as near Tiberias, and this again is as probably the modern el- Mejdel, a miserable little Muslim village, of twenty huts on the water's edge at the southeast corner of the plain of Gennesareth. It is now the only inhabited place on this plain.
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Magdala
(Magadan, Dalmanutha): Mejdel. This small city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee was about 3 miles N of Tiberias. Taricheae was a Greek name of the place called in Hebrew Migdal (Magdala), from 'taricheuein' to smoke or preserve fish "pickling places." Strabo mentions that this place has excellent pickling places. The pickled fish of Galilee were known throughout the Roman and Greek world. Large quantities were taken up to Jerusalem at the season of the yearly feasts, because of the great multitudes. Barrels were also transported around the Mediterranean. Josephus also describes Tarichae as a place "full of materials for shipbuilding, and with many artisans" (iii Wars, 10:6).

It was the birthplace of Mary Magdalene (Matt 27:56, 61). Jesus most likely visited here (Mk 8:10) "Dalmanutha"

Recent excavations have uncovered remains of the Roman city and a small Galilean style synagogue.

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Magdala Scriptures

Matthew 15:39 - And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.    

Matthew 27:56 - Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children. 

John 19:25 - Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the [wife] of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 

Matthew 27:61 - And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. 

Mark 16:1 - And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 

Mark 15:47 - And Mary Magdalene and Mary [the mother] of Joses beheld where he was laid. 

Luke 24:10 - It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary [the mother] of James, and other [women that were] with them, which told these things unto the apostles. 

John 20:1 - The first [day] of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 

Matthew 28:1 - In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first [day] of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 

Mark 15:40 - There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; 

Mark 16:9 - Now when [Jesus] was risen early the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

Luke 8:2 - And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, 

John 20:18 - Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and [that] he had spoken these things unto her.

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