Near Migdal, Northern District, Israel
House of Miqwa'ot
The four miqwa'ot found in Magdala are unique because they receive water from springs and have no plaster coating at the bottom, which allows the water to filter between the stones. Such facilities are considered to be the purest in the Mishnah (oral tradition and Rabbinic commentary on Jewish law). The four water installations are connected by a channel that is on the street, this allows the water to circulate and prevents it from becoming impure. A structure with an arch that is still standing has been identified here it was built and receives water in the same way as the miqwa'ot. Its function was to maintain the water level required by the law.
Location. 32° 49.579′ N, 35° 30.81′ Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (a few steps from this marker); Domestic Housing Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Magdala's Hall of Fame (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Magdala (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named History of Magdala (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Migdal.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Magdala archaeological excavation site, in the ruins of the ancient Jewish village. It is my impression that these ancient Jewish ruins are very significant in both the historical and archaeological record of ancient Judaism, because several of the artifacts and structural elements that were found in the ruins of this village are now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Magdala is also part of the Biblical record, being a site that was visited by Jesus, as mentioned in Matthew 15:39.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.