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Definition of the noun Aceldama

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noun - plural:

  • aceldama: aceldamas
  • Aceldama: Aceldamas

  1. The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his master, and therefore called the field of blood.
  2. [figuratively] A field of bloodshed.


Aceldama a.k.a. Acéldama is a musical group.

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Google previewMemoir and Remains of the Rev. Robert Murray M'Cheyne (1846)

Minister of St. Peter's Church, Dundee by Robert Murray M'Cheyne, Andrew Alexander Bonar

Aceldama is a peaceful spot, overhanging the pleasant valley of Hinnom, once the scene of hideous rites. The plague was very severe in the city during our stay there, which prevented us from having that close intercourse with the inhabitants, ...

Google previewQuarterly Statement - Palestine Exploration Fund (1892)

by Palestine Exploration Fund

170, says: " Aceldama is a little level plot overhanging the valley of Hinuom, with a few trees. On the east side is an old building over a quadrangular pit, sunk some 30 feet into the rock. This was many centuries the charnel- house into which ...

Google previewKids' Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Jean Fischer

The field was later named Aceldama. This word means “field of blood.

Google previewDr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible (1881)

Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History by William Smith

was shown Aceldama “ next" to Gethsemme, flat. the foot of Olivet, near the sepulcbres of Simeon and Joseph “ (Jacob and Zacharias). in the “ Uitel dc Jherusalem" (Rob. ii. 560) the place of the suicide of Judas was shown as a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Bible (1863)

Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, and Natural History by William Smith

saw the M large fig-tree where Judas nanged himself," certainly in a different place from that, uf the " small field (Aceldama) where the bodies of pilgrims were buried " (p. 5). Saewulf (p. 42) was shown Aceldama " next " to Gethsemane, u at ...

Google previewZondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2011)

by J. D. Douglas, Merrill C. Tenney

KJV Aceldama; other versions, Hakeldama. The field purchased with the money Judas Iscariot received for betraying Christ (Acts 1:18-19).

Google previewEncyclopaedia Biblica (1899)

A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political and Religious History, the Archaeology, Geography and Natural History of the Bible by John Sutherland Black, Thomas Kelly Cheyne

ACELDAMA AV: RV Akeldama (axexAAwax" [Tisch. A, etc.], Achei DEMACH (96 lat. ), ake. [B followed by W & H]. -Aalw.' [D], AcFLDEMACH [d]), the name according to Acts 119 of a field bought by Judas Iscariot for some unknown purpose.

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Aceldama Meaning

Video shows what aceldama means. The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his master, ...

Scrabble value of A1C3E1L1D2A1M3A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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