(mag' duh luh) Place name perhaps meaning, “tower.” City on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee and center of a prosperous fishing operation. The town was located on a main highway coming from Tiberias. See Magadan. A certain Mary, who had been healed of demon possession by Jesus, was from Magdala. See Marys of the Bible.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'MAGDALA'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".