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Magdala:

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

Magi:

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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.

Maleficium:

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

Mamre:

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

Mary-Martha-Jesus-MormonMark:

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.

Martha:

The sister of Lazarus and Mary.

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.

Matthew:

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.

Messiah:

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.”

Michael:

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.

Mishnah:

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

Moses:

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.