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Magdala
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[1] Harbour town on the north-western bank of Lake Genezareth

(Greek Μαγδαλά; Magdalá < Hebrew Migdal Numayyā, ‘Tower’, Arabic al-Maǧdal). Harbour town on the north-western bank of Lake Genezareth, also known as Taricheai because of the production of saltwater fish there. Founded in the Hasmonean period ( Hasmoneans), Hellenized M. developed into one of the largest cities of Galilaea with a hippodrome and a stadium. Under emperor Nero, M. was a…

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Pahlitzsch, Johannes (Berlin) and Kühne, Hartmut (Berlin), “Magdala”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12223720>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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