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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 DictionaryOnly 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 Dictionary1. (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.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCALVARY
Greek2898. 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. ...
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The Calvary Road
Bethlehem and Calvary.
The Earliest Calvary Picture.
On the Name of Calvary.
May the Twenty-Fourth Calvary and Pentecost
That Mount Calvary is the Academy of Love.
June the Sixteenth Sinai and Calvary
ThesaurusCalvary (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. ...
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Golgotha (4 Occurrences)
Agony (20 Occurrences)
Tombs (27 Occurrences)
Malefactors (3 Occurrences)
Calve (3 Occurrences)
Calumny (1 Occurrence)
Alexander (5 Occurrences)
Obedience (61 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceCalvary (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.
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