Dalmanu'tha (Δαλμανουθά, deriv. unknown, unless [as suggested by Lightfoot,' Hor. Hebr. p. 555; comp. Simonis Onom. p. 51] for the Zalmon, עלמון, a town mentioned in the Talmud as lying near Tiberias), a place mentioned only in Mr 8:10, where we read that Jesus, after feeding the multitude in the Decapolis, east of the Sea of Galilee, took a boat and "came into the regions (εἰς τὰ μέρη) of Dalmanutha;" while the parallel passage (Mt 15:39) states that he "came into the borders of Magdala." From this we may conclude that Dalmanutha was a town on the west side of the lake near Magdala. The latter stood close upon the shore, at the southern end of the little plain of Gennesaret, at the present Mejdel. SEE MAGDALA. Immediately south of it a precipitous hill juts out into the sea. Beyond this, about a mile from Magdala, a narrow glen breaks down from the west. At its mouth are some cultivated fields and gardens, amid which, just by the beach, are several copious fountains, surrounded by heavy ancient walls and the ruins of a village. The place is called 'Ain el-Barideh, "the cold fountain" (Robinson, Res. 3, 27), and has, with great probability, been thought to be the site of Dalmanutha (Porter, in Smith and Kitto, s.v.; Tristram, Land of Israel, p. 429). SEE CAPERNAUM. Thomson thinks it may be the present ruined site called Dalhamia, on the river south of the lake, although he admits this seems too far from Magdala (Land and Book, 2:60). Schwarz (Palest. p. 189) finds it in the "cave of Telimnan" (תלימאן), mentioned in the Talmud, situated probably in the cliffs above Mejdel (Van de Velde, Memoir, p. 334), which, he learns, was also called Talmanuta.

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