Near Migdal, Northern District, Israel
Magdala's Hall of Fame
Famous feet walked these shores
Magdala was the hometown of Mary Magdalene - one of Jesus' most faithful followers.
Luke 4:15, Matthew 4:23; 9:35; Mark 1:39 "Jesus went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people."
Considering the geographical location of the nearby Via Maris and the amount of time Jesus spent in this area during the 3 years of his public life, it is highly probable that Jesus ministered here. The Gospels describe Jesus as going through all Galilee teaching in the synagogues.
Matthew 15:39 "And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan (Magadala)."
Roman historian Josephus Flavius also counted Magdala as his hometown from 66-67 AD.
Location. 32° 49.593′ N, 35° 30.834′ E. Marker is near Migdal, Northern District. Marker can be reached from Northern District Route 90 just east of Northern District Route 807, on the right when traveling north. This Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. House of Miqwa'ot (a few steps from this marker); Domestic Housing Area (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (within shouting distance of this marker); Discoveries at Magdala (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named House of Miqwa'ot (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Magdala (within shouting distance of this marker); Arbel Ancient Synagogue / (approx. 1.9 kilometers away). 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.
The illustrations that were drawn on this marker were done by Danielle Storey of www.dstoreystudio.com
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.