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Aceldama

From Academic Kids

This entry incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation.

Aceldama is the Aramaic name the Jews gave to the field purchased with the money given to Judas Iscariot by the Romans for betraying Jesus. The word means field of blood and was named so because Judas hung himself from a tree and his entrails spilled out onto the earth. 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 Haked-damm.

See also

It is also the title of one of the works of Aleister Crowley.

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