Aceldama

Aceldama

[uh-sel-duh-muh, uh-kel-]
noun
1.
the place near Jerusalem purchased with the bribe Judas took for betraying Jesus. Acts 1:18, 19.
2.
any place of slaughter and bloodshed.
Also, Akeldama.


Origin:
< Latin < Greek Akeldamá < Aramaic ḥăgēl dəmā field of blood

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Aceldama (əˈsɛldəmə)
 
n
New Testament the place near Jerusalem that was bought with the 30 pieces of silver paid to Judas for betraying Jesus (Matthew 27:8; Acts 1:19)
 
[C14: from Aramaic haqēl demā field of blood]

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Aceldama
late 14c., potter's field near Jerusalem purchased with the blood-money given to Judas Iscariot, lit. "place of bloodshed," from Gk. Akeldama, from an Aramaic phrase akin to Syr. haqal dema "the field of blood."
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Aceldama definition


the name which the Jews gave in their proper tongue, i.e., in Aramaic, to the field which was purchased with the money which had been given to the betrayer of our Lord. The word means "field of blood." It was previously called "the potter's field" (Matt. 27:7, 8; Acts 1:19), and was appropriated as the burial-place for strangers. It lies on a narrow level terrace on the south face of the valley of Hinnom. Its modern name is Hak ed-damm.

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