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Was Mary Magdalene really from Magdala? Two scholars examine the evidence

Israel Migdal archaeological site

RNS The findings were heralded with bold headlines. Archaeologists excavating near the Israeli town of Migdal, also known as Magdala, had found remnants of a first-century synagogue. “2nd-Temple-period synagogue found where Gospel’s Mary Magdalene was born,” The Jerusalem Post’s 12th December headline declared. Newsweek, Express UK and the Smithsonian magazine followed up with similar headlines. The […]