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The Magdala Center

The Magdala Center is located in Migdal, the home of Mary Magdalene, in the Galilee. It is the site of a synagogue dating from the time of Christ, one of only seven in the world dating from the Second Temple period. It is likely a place where Jesus would have visited as he traveled through the Galilee during his earthly ministry. It was discovered in 2009 when plans were underway to build a retreat house there. In the process, these historic ruins were uncovered.





The Magdala Stone is thought by some to be modeled after the Second Temple, which existed from 50 BC until its destruction in 100 AD. The menorah pictured here is the only one of its kind discovered to date. It is believed that this particular synagogue was destroyed during the period of Jewish revolt against the Romans in the years 55 to 70 AD.


Duc in Altum church is built adjacent to the ruins of the Magdala Center. It overlooks the Sea of Galilee and features this lovely mural. It depicts Jesus' healing of a woman who suffered from bleeding for many years when she touched the hem of his robe. (Luke 8:43-48)
Please do not reproduce this image without express permission from the Magdala Center. I am not the artist and while I would love to purchcase a copy of the mural to display in my home, it is the sole property of the Magdala Center.



46 comments:

  1. looks very warm and interesting. I love old stones :)
    thanks for hosting
    gusta

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  2. Another interesting place! I'll add it to my list. I love the Galilee area.

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  3. Fabulous historical photographs and details as usual. The Magdala stone is so beautifully crafted and that mural is amazing. Thanks for hosting and sharing. Have a great week :D

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  4. These are wonderful sights to see! Thanks for sharing and hosting!

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  5. Remarkable photographs! The mural must have been very powerful in person. Thanks for the linkup.
    Maggie

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  6. What a fantastic trip you had! Love all the photos you took!
    Teresa from nanaHood

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    1. This was definitely the most meaningful trip of my life. I can't really fully explain the impact it had on me.

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  7. It would be great to visit this beautiful historical place!
    Great photos !!
    Greetings

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  8. Its interesting for me to read about.

    Thank you for hosting - hope your arm is well?!

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    1. I will need to wear a cast until February 20th - looking forward to that day as the cast is awkward and uncomfortable. But I'm grateful - I could have fared far worse! Thanks for asking.

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  9. You've shared another wonderful site - I look forward each week to your posts

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  10. So much history and human drama right up to present times in this small corner of civilization.

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  11. another great historical site.

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  12. Love to visit it. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this site for us to participate.

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    1. I can't find out who the artist is. I would love to have a reproduction in my home.

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  14. Incredible set of images. It is just unbelievable that we have the opportunity to walk the same ground as our Savior. Thank you for sharing this post.

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  15. Wow, what an important piece of history. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful pics.

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  16. So good to see around the world. Thank you.

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  17. Interesting historical photos!
    Thanks for the challenge!

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  18. I love the last photo! Thank you so much for hosting again. How are you know?

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    1. I will have my arm in a cast until February 20th, which is a bit of an annoyance, but the pain is much better. Thank you for asking!

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  19. I love the bit of information with your photos, it is a great reflection of the time.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  20. So interesting! Your pics are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    And also thanks for hosting the ww!

    Greetings from Kiel in Germany, Merle

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  21. Wow, I love learning from you photos! Thanks for hosting!

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  22. Really great pictures and how interesting on the stone modeled after the second temple!

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  23. The mural is stunning! I think every modern church should have something like that. It gives a different perspective, like you're experiencing the event too. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. I've tried to research who the artist was and hope to be able to get a reproduction of the mural. It is a very moving representation of my favorite Gospel story.

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  24. How long were you in Isreal for? It seems like you really saw a lot. Awesome!

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    1. We were there for 9 days with a wonderful tour. It was the most awesome experience of my life.

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  25. How cool!! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Your trip to Israel fascinates me.Great pics of historical significance.
    Arm in the cast must be very challenging. Pray for your fast recovery!

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  27. The mural is truly lovely. What a privilege to visit here.

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  28. Interesting! I imagine it should be difficult to edify new buildings in the area. Imagine all the ruins that are located underground.

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  29. Fascinating! Thanks again for sharing your memories with us, Sue. And thank you for hosting! :)

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  30. Sue, The history is amazing and the photo ops incredible. I love the mural of the woman touching Jesus' hem. That story always delights me because when I was a kid I thought how could Christ know being surrounded by a multitude that one person touched his hem? Jesus indeed knows all! Thanks for sharing your glorious trip with us and for hosting the WW fun!

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  31. que lugares más bellos estás visitando y tan emblemáticos.

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  32. Beautiful pictures ...love the mural in photo four! Thanks for hosting and sharing memories of your trip!

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  33. Its so wonderful the ruins were discovered and saved. The mural is gorgeous.

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  34. I am sure enjoying seeing Israel through your photos!

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  35. Remarkable place. Thanks for an interesting post.

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  36. The mural in photo four are gorgeous. Thank you for hosting this great meme. Wish you a great day.

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  37. What amazing memories. I would love to go back and visit Israel again one day.

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  38. What a stunning place! Great photo, too

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  39. Wow what an amazing experience for you!

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