MAGDALA (Tower of Greatness)
Located 4 miles north of Tiberias, Magdala was one of the sites which Josephus fortified when he was governor of Galilee – before his defection to the Romans. When the city fell to Titus in the struggle of the Jews against the Romans, 6,700 Jews were killed; thousands of the strongest were sent to Nero to dig the Corinthian canal (which was not actually accomplished until the 19th century) and 30,400 were auctioned off as slaves.
• This was the home of Mary Magdalene (Luke 8:2; Mark 16:9)
• Jesus came here after feeding the 4,000 (Matt 15:39, Mark 8:10)
• The Pharisees and Sadducees sought a sign and Jesus told them of the sign of the prophet Jonas (Matt. 15:39-16:4, Mark 8:11-21)