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  • The Magdala Stone: The Jerusalem Temple Embodied

    The Magdala Stone: The Jerusalem Temple Embodied

    Imagine a first-century Jew living in the land near their Temple in Jerusalem, yet they are too far away to make frequent visits. What did the Temple represent in their daily life? Did they locate God’s presence in the Jerusalem Temple alone or also in their midst when they gathered in the synagogue? For a […]

  • Why Jews and Christians Alike are Flocking to Magdala

    Why Jews and Christians Alike are Flocking to Magdala

    During his visit to the Holy Land in 2014, Pope Francis visited the site of Magdala, on the Sea of Galilee, to bless the Tabernacle of the “Boat Chapel.” The hometown of Mary Magdalene became one of the most exciting archaeological sites in the region when, in 2009, the foundations were laid for a guesthouse. Workers […]

  • 2,200-year-old bronze artifacts found at biblical site

    2,200-year-old bronze artifacts found at biblical site

    An ornate Second Temple era bronze incense shovel and bronze jug were recently unearthed at the biblical site of Magdala, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday. The 2,200-year-old artifacts were found during excavations being carried out at the archaeological site on the western shore of the Kinneret. […]

  • In Berkeley, Catholic priest gets excited about ancient shul

    In Berkeley, Catholic priest gets excited about ancient shul

    Who is the go-to guy for the inside story on a rare Second Temple–era synagogue discovered last year in Magdala, Israel? That would be Father Eamon Kelly, vice chargé of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center. The ruins of the synagogue were found on land owned by the center. Kelly spoke about the […]

  • The Young Catholic Woman – The Magdala Project

    The Young Catholic Woman – The Magdala Project

    Mary Magdalene holds a special place in the hearts of many young Catholic women.  We are inspired by her strength and compassion – standing at the foot of the cross and witnessing His torment and refusing to leave Him until His last breath on earth.  We are in awe of how she is not chained […]

  • Smithsonian: Unearthing the World of Jesus

    Smithsonian: Unearthing the World of Jesus

    Surprising archaeological finds are breaking new ground in our understanding of Jesus’s time—and the revolution he launched 2,000 years ago. As he paced the dusty shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, Father Juan Solana had a less-than-charitable thought about the archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority: He wanted them to go away. Everything else had fallen […]

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