Dalmanutha (δαλμανουθα) is the unknown destination of Jesus on the shores of the Sea of Gallilee after he fed the four thousand, as recorded in Mark's gospel, (Mark 8:10). It is sometimes believed to be in the vicinity of Magdala, the alleged home town of Mary Magdalene, since the parallel passage in Matthew's gospel, Matthew 15:39, refers instead to "Magadan", which has been taken to be a variant form of "Magdala".
Ken Dark has reported finding a possible location of Dalmanutha. That there was ever a town called Dalmanutha is disputed by biblical scholar Joel L. Watts. He maintains Dalmanutha is a cue to Mark's readers regarding the battle around Magdala during the Jewish Revolt.
- Gospel of Mark Chapter 8, verse 10.
- Harper's Bible Dictionary
- Mark 8
- Mathew 15
- "Was Jesus here? Biblical-era town discovered along Sea of Galilee", http://www.nbcnews.com/science/was-jesus-here-biblical-era-town-discovered-along-sea-galilee-4B11184418
- "Sea of Galilee Town Found? Could be Dalmanutha Referenced in Bible, Researchers Say", http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/290845-sea-of-galilee-town-could-be-dalmanutha-referenced-in-bible-researchers-say/
- "No, Dalmanutha has not been found - because it never existed", http://unsettledchristianity.com/2013/09/no-dalmanutha-has-not-been-found-because-it-doesnt-exist/
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