Bible Meaning: Female inhabitant of Magdala (Magdalene)
The tower (Magdala)
Strong's Concordance #G3094, #G3093
The city of Magdala is located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee just north of Tiberias. The word Magdalene, used in the New Testament in relation to a woman named Mary, simply means a female inhabitant of the city of Magdala.
In Magdala's only Biblical use, after Jesus miraculously fed 4,000 people near the Sea of Galilee, he crossed the lake and landed at the city (Matthew 15:32 - 39).
Mary from the city
Mary Magdalene's full reference is used in eleven of twelve Scriptural references in relation to the events surrounding Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. Only Luke 8:2 uses her hometown with her first name when it delineates the various women like Joanna and Susanna who followed and supported Christ during his ministry.
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he (Jesus) was laid.
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
Luke 8:1 - 2
And it came to pass afterward, that he (Jesus) went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils . . .
It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
And he (Jesus) sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.