Saturday, 28 September 2013

Dalmanutha found?

After feeding the 4000 Jesus sent them away,
And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha. (Mark 8:10-13)
Archeologists have found a town in Ginosar valley that may be Dalmanutha.
The architectural remains and pottery suggest that Jews and those following a polytheistic religion lived side by side in the community. In addition, the researchers found that the southern side of the newly discovered town lies only about 500 feet (150 meters) away from another ancient town known as Magdala.
Interestingly some manuscripts of Mark specify Magdala instead of Dalmanutha. Whether the towns were in close enough proximity that the names were used somewhat interchangeably, or that Dalmanutha was considered a section of Magdala?

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