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Dalmanutha or Dalmanoutha (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.[1] 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.[2][3] That there was ever a town called Dalmanutha is disputed by biblical scholar Joel L. Watts. He maintains that "Dalmanutha" is a cue to Mark's readers regarding the battle around Magdala during the Jewish Revolt.[4]


  1. ^ Mark 8:10
  2. ^ "Was Jesus here? Biblical-era town discovered along Sea of Galilee"
  3. ^ Phillips,J., "Sea of Galilee Town Found? Could be Dalmanutha Referenced in Bible, Researchers Say", accessed 24 November 2017
  4. ^ "No, Dalmanutha has not been found - because it never existed"

External links

  • Harper's Bible Dictionary
  • Mark 8
  • Mathew 15
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/dalmanutha-biblical-town-gospel-of-mark-sea-of-galilee_n_3940919.html
  • http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Dalmanutha
  • http://www.bartleby.com/65/da/Dalmanut.html
  • http://net.bible.org/dictionary.php?dict=dictionaries&word=Dalmanutha
  • http://www.openbible.info/geo/photos/dalmanutha
  • http://www.101bible.com/About/Dalmanutha.aspx

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