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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]
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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.
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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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"Akeldama" reads I'd like to bury my own body there in the field of blood where Judas died fit for one who traded warm flesh for cold metal--oh, I know I am no Christ, but still, my steel-sharp nerves prick my tender tissue, feeling like I'll say instead, Brutus who attacks me in the forum stabs, stabs, stabs.