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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Bissell said one of the most haunting spots he visited was Aceldama near Jerusalem, where Judas is said to have hanged himself.
Of the 23rd, "not so many as one in four survived": And this, then, was the regiment--a regiment already for some hours known to myself and all London as stretched, by a large majority, upon one bloody aceldama [Acts 1.
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