Biblical Archaeology Review 43:3, May/June 2017

Excavating Mary Magdalene’s Hometown

By Marcela Zapata-MezaRosaura Sanz-Rincón

Following the discovery of a synagogue at Magdala on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, four ritual purification baths dating to Jesus’ time have been uncovered. These attest to the vibrant religious and social life of the local Jewish community just before it was crushed by the Romans in 67 C.E.
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