Hebrew: מגדל —meaning: a tower, elegant, or great
also known as: Magadan, Dalmanutha, Migdal, The City of Color
This is a town in Galilee, mentioned only in Matthew 15:39 and Mark 8:10—where by boat Jesus with His disciples came to the region of Magdala (aka Magadan and Dalmanutha). Archaeologists uncovered a synagogue here which dates to the time of Christ and was definitely built before the 70 A.D. destruction of Jerusalem and Israel by the Romans.
And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan. —Matthew 15:39 NASB
And immediately He entered the boat with His disciples and came to the district of Dalmanutha. —Mark 8:10 NASB
Joshua mentioned a city called Migdal-el (aka Migdalel) (Joshua 19:38) whhich is possibly the same place as Magdala.
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