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the place of a skull

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Or GOLGOTHA, the latter being the Hebrew term, place of a skull, the place where our Savior was crucified, near by Jerusalem, John 19:20, but outside of its walls, Matthew 27:37 Mark 15:22 John 19:17 Hebrews 13:12. In the same place was a private garden, and a tomb in which the body of Christ lay until the resurrection, John 19:41,42. The expression, "Mount Calvary," has no evidence to support it beyond what is implied in the name Golgotha which might well be given to a slight elevation shaped like the top of a skull, and the probability that such a place would be chosen for the crucifixion. It is very doubtful whether the true localities of Calvary and the tomb are those covered by the present "Church of the Holy Sepulchre," a vast structure north of mount Zion and within the modern city, built on the site which was fixed under the empress Helena, A. D. 335, by tradition and a pretended miracle. Some biblical geographers adhere to this location; but Robinson and many others strongly oppose it, on the ground of the weakness of the tradition, and the difficulty of supposing that this place lay outside of the ancient walls. See JERUSALEM. Dr. Fisk, while visiting the spot under the natural desire to identify the scene of the crucifixion; that the rock shown column he saw, half concealed by iron-work, might have been that to which our Lord was bound when scourged; that the small fragment of rude stone seen by the light of a small taper, through a kind of iron filigree, might have been the place of our Lord's burial and resurrection: but when he saw the neat juxtaposition of all these things, and knew that in order to provide for the structure of the church the site had to be cut down and leveled; when he reflected that on the very spot a heathen temple had stood, till removed by the empress Helena, to make room for this church; and, moreover, when he considered the superstitious purpose all these things were to serve, and the spirit of that church which thus paraded these objects of curiosity, he could not bring himself to feel they were what they professed to be.

Let us be thankful that though the exact scene of Christ's death is now unknown, there can be no doubt as to the fact. "He died, and was buried, and the third day rose again, according to the Scriptures." Then the old ritual passed away, Satan was despoiled, man was redeemed, God reconciled, and heaven opened to all believers.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Only in Luke 23:33, the Latin name Calvaria, which was used as a translation of the Greek word Kranion, by which the Hebrew word Gulgoleth was interpreted, "the place of a skull." It probably took this name from its shape, being a hillock or low, rounded, bare elevation somewhat in the form of a human skull. It is nowhere in Scripture called a "hill." The crucifixion of our Lord took place outside the city walls (Hebrews 13:11-13) and near the public thoroughfare. "This thing was not done in a corner." (see GOLGOTHA.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem.

2. (n.) A representation of the crucifixion, consisting of three crosses with the figures of Christ and the thieves, often as large as life, and sometimes surrounded by figures of other personages who were present at the crucifixion.

3. (n.) A cross, set upon three steps; -- more properly called cross Calvary.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



2898. kranion -- a skull
... Calvary, skull. Diminutive of a derivative of the base of keras; a skull ("cranium") --
Calvary, skull. see GREEK keras. (kranion) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 6k

... CALVARY. CALVARY. 8,7,8,7,7,7,7,7. "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried
our sorrows.""Isaiah 53:4. "Fliesst, ihr Augen, Fliesst von Thranen.". ...
// from the land of luther/calvary.htm

The Calvary Road
The Calvary Road. <. The Calvary Road Roy Hession and Revel Hession. Produced
by Free Elf & the Bookworm Table of Contents. Title Page. INTRODUCTION. ...
// calvary road/

Bethlehem and Calvary.
... BETHLEHEM AND CALVARY. Er ist in Bethlehem geboren [364]Friedrich Rückert. trans. ...
Whose birth has brought us life and light,. On Calvary that death of scorn. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/bethlehem and calvary.htm

... CHAPTER XII. CALVARY. ... The eyes of patriarchs and prophets strained forward to Calvary,
and now the eyes of all generations and of all races look back to it. ...
/.../stalker/the trial and death of jesus christ/chapter xii calvary.htm

The Earliest Calvary Picture.
... The Master Passion The Earliest Calvary Picture. There's a great passion burning
in the heart of God. It is tenderly warm and tenaciously strong. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/the earliest calvary picture.htm

... The DESIRE of AGES Chapter 78 Calvary. ... "And when they were come to the place,
which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him.". ...
// desire of ages/chapter 78 calvary.htm

On the Name of Calvary.
... CHAPTER LIV. On the Name of Calvary. Whilst meditating ... describe. As regards
the origin of the name of Calvary, I here give all I know. I ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter liv on the name.htm

May the Twenty-Fourth Calvary and Pentecost
... MAY The Twenty-fourth CALVARY AND PENTECOST. ACTS ii.22-36. ... After all, my Pentecost
is purposed to prepare me for my own Gethsemane and Calvary! ...
/.../my daily meditation for the circling year/may the twenty-fourth calvary and.htm

That Mount Calvary is the Academy of Love.
heavenly love. Theotimus, Mount Calvary is the mount of lovers. ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xiii that mount calvary.htm

June the Sixteenth Sinai and Calvary
... JUNE The Sixteenth SINAI AND CALVARY. HEBREWS xii.18-28. ... "But ye are come unto
Mount Zion." Our true home is not at Sinai, but at Calvary. ...
/.../my daily meditation for the circling year/june the sixteenth sinai and.htm

Calvary (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (n.) A cross, set upon three steps; -- more properly called cross Calvary. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CALVARY. kal'-va-ri. See GOLGOTHA. ...
/c/calvary.htm - 8k

Golgotha (4 Occurrences)
... word Gulgaltha, which is the Hebrew Gulgoleth (Numbers 1:2; 1 Chronicles 23:3, 24;
2 Kings 9:35), meaning "a skull." It is identical with the word Calvary (qv ...
/g/golgotha.htm - 19k

Agony (20 Occurrences)
... sorrow. Undoubtedly the anguish of Gethsemane surpassed the physical torture
of Calvary. The whole conflict was wrought out here. ...
/a/agony.htm - 18k

Tombs (27 Occurrences)
... They were sometimes whitewashed (Matthew 23:27, 29). The body of Jesus was laid
in Joseph's new rock-hewn tomb, in a garden near to Calvary. ...
/t/tombs.htm - 16k

Malefactors (3 Occurrences)
... Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there
they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other ...
/m/malefactors.htm - 7k

Calve (3 Occurrences)

/c/calve.htm - 7k

Calumny (1 Occurrence)

/c/calumny.htm - 6k

Alexander (5 Occurrences)
... all record the fact, with varying detail, that Simon happened to be passing at the
time when Christ was being led out of the city, to be crucified on Calvary. ...
/a/alexander.htm - 32k

Obedience (61 Occurrences)
... Gethsemane was the culmination of this process, when in full view of the awful,
shameful, horrifying meaning of Calvary, the obedient disposition was crowned ...
/o/obedience.htm - 43k

Bible Concordance
Calvary (1 Occurrence)

Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.



Calvary: Also Called Golgotha, Place where Jesus Was Crucified

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