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Magdalene meaning

Μαγδαληνη

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🔼The name Magdalene in the Bible

The wonderfully pretty name Magdalene or Magdalena isn't really a name but rather an indication of origin; an ethnonym. It means coming from Magdala, which was a rather large city on the coast of the Sea of Galilee, possibly mentioned in the New Testament (Matthew 15:39; many manuscripts reads Magadan here).

The name Magdala is a transliteration of the Hebrew name Migdal-el. Please see that name for meaning and etymology.

The only Magdalene mentioned in the New Testament is Mary Magdalene. Jesus healed her of 'seven evil spirits' (Luke 8:2) and she became one of His adamant followers and probably financial benefactors.

From the sixth century onward, Mary Magdalene suffered brutal defamation of character, despite complete absence of any Biblical support for this. The last few decades has seen restoration of the name of this extraordinary woman.