Processing fish and calling apostles on the Sea of Galilee

The once-important Galilean city of Magdala, very likely the hometown of Mary Magdalene, may also be a place where, according to the New Testament, Jesus demonstrated his practical care for those who served him.

William J. Hamblin is Professor of History at Brigham Young University,
 specializing in the ancient and medieval Near East. His first novel The Book of Malchus, (co-
authored with Neil Newell) was published in 2010.