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For the "Battle of Dalmanutha", see Battle of Bergendal.

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.[1][2] 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.[3]

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  1. ^ "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
  2. ^ "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/
  3. ^ "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/