Aceldama



the place near Jerusalem purchased with the bribe Judas took for betraying Jesus. Acts 1:18, 19.
any place of slaughter and bloodshed.
Historical Examples

The eye of love proved keener than the eye of gratitude, and the Saxon lady even in that Aceldama knew her Harold.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5 Various

And that field was called “Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.”
Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage

The eye of love proved keener than the eye of gratitude, and the Saxon lady, even in that Aceldama, knew her Harold.
The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo Edward Creasy

This plain has been the Aceldama of the nations that have warred in Palestine.
Heroines of the Crusades C. A. Bloss

What a remarkable fulfilment of prophecy, in the purchase of Aceldama, that potter’s field of blood.
Jesus, The Messiah; or, the Old Testament Prophecies Fulfilled in the New Testament Scriptures (A Lady) Anonymous

War made the South an Aceldama; reconstruction made it a Gehenna.
The Women of the Confederacy J. L. Underwood

It was the burying-place for strangers, Aceldama, the field of blood.
The Bertrams Anthony Trollope

The coasters tween decks was an Aceldama of unfettered sea-sickness.
Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne

He bought with it a large estate, the name of which the people changed to Aceldama, as being bought with innocent blood.
Atrocious Judges John Campbell, Baron Campbell

And what was the cause of all this commotion, which converted America, for seven years, into an Aceldama of blood and woe?
Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago John S. C. Abbott

noun
(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)

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.

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