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[mag-duh-luh] /ˈmæg də lə/
an ancient town in Palestine, W of the Sea of Galilee: supposed home of Mary Magdalene. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Where is the sage who has given to the world as much joy as the possessed Mary of Magdala?

    The Apostles Ernest Renan
  • At length, on the 12th of March, the march to Magdala really commenced.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • There a large number of Abyssinians, coming straight down from Magdala, fell upon the baggage train.

    Our Sailors W.H.G. Kingston
  • Anotolo may be said to be half-way between Zulla and Magdala.

    The Three Admirals W.H.G. Kingston
  • The glory of the resurrection belongs, then, to Mary of Magdala.

    The Apostles Ernest Renan
  • The Magdala group is unconformable to that of Ashangi in some places.

  • Magdalen, his wife's sister, the fallen woman of Magdala, lived with them since she had been obliged to part from the Master.

    I.N.R.I. Peter Rosegger
  • "We've come from Magdala to-day," replied Simon, the fisherman.

    I.N.R.I. Peter Rosegger
  • The war ended in the conquest of Magdala and the death of Theodore.

  • Round Magdala, situated itself on a high rock, rose numerous peaks and saddles above the large plateau on which it stands.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
Magdala in the Bible

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 called el-Mejdel, about 3 miles north-west of Tiberias. In the Talmud this city is called "the city of colour," and a particular district of it was called "the tower of dyers." The indigo plant was much cultivated here.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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