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A Carved Stone Block Upends Assumptions About Ancient Judaism


DEC. 8, 2015

The Magdala Stone was unearthed in 2009 near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, where a resort and center for Christian pilgrims was going to be built. CreditYael Yolovich/Israel Antiquities Authority

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — The carved stone block is about the size of an occasional table. It has held its secrets for two millenniums. Whoever engraved its enigmatic symbols was apparently depicting the ancient Jewish temples.

  • But what makes the stone such a rare find in biblical archaeology, according to scholars, is that when it was carved, the Second Temple still stood in Jerusalem for the carver to see. The stone is a kind of ancient snapshot.

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Fascinating!  The coin found in the synagogue was said to be from 29 AD, so it is probably a synagogue that Jesus preached in when he toured Galilee, Magdala being only 5 miles from Caperneum in Galilee.


Matt 4:23 Then he went throughout the whole of Gal′i·lee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the Kingdom and curing every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity among the people.


Mark 1:39 And he went, preaching in their synagogues throughout the whole of Gal′i·lee and expelling the demons.


Luke 8:1, 2 Shortly afterward he traveled from city to city and from village to village, preaching and declaring the good news of the Kingdom of God. And the Twelve were with him, as were certain women who had been cured of wicked spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Mag′da·lene, from whom seven demons had come out.

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