New International Version
They came to a place called Golgotha (which means "the place of the skull").
King James Bible
And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
Darby Bible Translation
And having come to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a skull,
World English Bible
They came to a place called "Golgotha," that is to say, "The place of a skull."
Young's Literal Translation
and having come to a place called Golgotha, that is called Place of a Skull,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A place called Golgotha - From the Hebrew גלגתה or גלגלת, golgoleth, a skull, probably so called from the many skulls of these who had suffered crucifixion and other capital punishments scattered up and down in the place. It is the same as Calvary, Calvaria, i.e. calvi capitis area, the place of bare skulls. Some think the place was thus called, because it was in the form of a human skull. It is likely that it was the place of public execution, similar to the Gemoniae Scalae at Rome.
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LibraryThe Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means "the place of the skull").
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals--one on his right, the other on his left.
Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).
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