Aceldama

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Aceldama

(əˈsɛldəmə)
n
(Bible) 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]

A•cel•da•ma

(əˈsɛl də mə, əˈkɛl-)

n.
the place near Jerusalem purchased with the bribe Judas took for betraying Jesus. Acts 1:18, 19.

Aceldama

a place of bloodshed, so called after the field purchased by Judas with the bribe he received for betraying Christ.
See also: Killing
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Molecular exploration of the first-century tomb of the shroud in Akeldama, Jerusalem.
At the south side of the Valley of Hinnom was a Potter's Field, the Akeldama or field of blood where Judas hanged himself (Matthew 27:7-8), and Horwood's map of 1799 places Lambeth's "Potters Fields" immediately north of Paradise Row, east of the inner court of Lambeth Palace (note J 78:25-27 and J 18:22).
Stashed within the so-called Akeldama chambers were ornately inscribed vaults of the dead, plus pottery vessels, gold jewelry, glass bottles and other objects thousands of years old.