The eye of love proved keener than the eye of gratitude, and the Saxon lady even in that Aceldama knew her Harold.
And that field was called "Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood."
The eye of love proved keener than the eye of gratitude, and the Saxon lady, even in that Aceldama, knew her Harold.
This plain has been the Aceldama of the nations that have warred in Palestine.
What a remarkable fulfilment of prophecy, in the purchase of Aceldama, that potter's field of blood.
War made the South an Aceldama; reconstruction made it a Gehenna.
It was the burying-place for strangers, Aceldama, the field of blood.
The coasters tween decks was an Aceldama of unfettered sea-sickness.
He bought with it a large estate, the name of which the people changed to Aceldama, as being bought with innocent blood.
And what was the cause of all this commotion, which converted America, for seven years, into an Aceldama of blood and woe?
late 14c., potter's field near Jerusalem purchased with the blood-money given to Judas Iscariot, literally "place of bloodshed," from Greek Akeldama, from an Aramaic phrase akin to Syriac haqal dema "the field of blood."
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.