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The birthplace of Mary Magdalene. A village situated just north of Tiberias on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 15:39).


A name for the wise men who came to see the young Jesus in Bethlehem. According to tradition there were three magi who came from the east.


Latin word for evil doing that may carry different meanings, depending on the context.


A place south of Jerusalem associated with Hebron (Genesis 17:1–6; 23:19).


The writer of the Gospel bearing his name. He accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. Thought to be the cousin or nephew of Barnabas.


The sister of Lazarus and Mary.


The sister of Lazarus and Martha.

Mary (mother of Jesus):

The virgin who was chosen by God to be the mother of His son, Jesus Christ, in the flesh.

Mary of Magdala:

Also known as Mary Magdalene, she was present at the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.

Mashiakh (מָשִׁ֫יחַ):

Hebrew word meaning “anointed,” translated into English as Messiah.


The writer of the Gospel bearing his name. He is probably the same tax collector known in the Gospel of Luke as Levi, son of Alphaeus.


A title in English for the Lord and Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. It is the English translation of the Hebrew word meaning “anointed.”


The premortal name of Adam, who as Michael helped create this world (D&C 27:11).

Miracle at Cana:

Christ’s first miracle, so called because Jesus changed water into wine at a wedding feast in Cana.


The first major written collection of the Jewish oral tradition, ca. AD 200.


The Old Testament prophet who led the Israelites out of Egypt. Through him Jehovah gave the Israelites the Law of Moses.

Mount Arbel:

A tall hill on the western side of the Sea of Galilee that rises above Magdala.

Mount of Olives:

The ridge running north and south that lies immediately to the east of Jerusalem, where Jesus frequently went for rest and prayer.