Dalmanutha


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Dalmanutha

(dălmənyo͞o`thə), in the New Testament, a place, probably on the W shore of the Sea of GalileeGalilee, Sea of,
 Lake Tiberias
, or Lake Kinneret
, lake, 64 sq mi (166 sq km), 14 mi (23 km) long, and 3 to 7 mi (4.8–11.3 km) wide, NE Israel; its surface is c.700 ft (210 m) below sea level.
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, where Jesus came apparently to be tempted by the PhariseesPharisees
, one of the two great Jewish religious and political parties of the second commonwealth. Their opponents were the Sadducees, and it appears that the Sadducees gave them their name, perushim, Hebrew for "separatists" or "deviants.
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. In a parallel passage it is mentioned as Magadan. The place is unidentified, and Dalmanutha may have resulted from the misreading of Magadan or MagdalaMagdala
, in the New Testament, home of Mary Magdalene. It is identified with Migdal, Israel, a town on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee, and the neighboring site of the former Arab village of Al-Majdal.
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In the New Testament, Dalmanutha is named as the place where Jesus sailed to after the miracle of the loaves and fishes.
The name Dalmanutha, which the archaeologists believe was a fishing town, has not been linked to any other known archaeological site.
The town of Dalmanutha is only mentioned once in the Bible, during verses 8:8-8:10 of the Book of Mark.
Then, having arrived by boat at Dalmanutha, the Pharisees test Jesus by demanding a sign, which Jesus refuses to perform (8:10-12).