Akeldama
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Akeldama

Revised Version of (Acts 1:19) for ACELDAMA.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AKELDAMA

a-kel'-da-ma (Akeldama, or, in many manuscripts, Akeldamach; the King James Version, Aceldama): A field said in Acts 1:19 to have been bought by Judas with the "thirty pieces of silver." In Matthew 27:6, 7 it is narrated that the priests took the silver pieces which Judas had "cast down. into the sanctuary" and "bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day." Doubtless it was a supposed connection between this potter's field and the potter's house (Jeremiah 18:2) and the Valley of the Son of Hinnom (Jeremiah 19:2) which influenced the selection of the present site which, like the Aramaic h-q-l-d-m-' (Dalman), is today known as haqq-ed-dumm, "field of blood."

Tradition, which appears to go back to the 4th century, points to a level platform on, and some distance up, the southern slope of the Wady er Rababi (Valley of Hinnom) just before it joins the Kidron Valley. Upon this spot there is a very remarkable ruin (78 ft. x 57 ft.) which for many centuries was used as a charnel house. The earth here was reputed to have the property of quickly consuming dead bodies. So great was its reputation that vast quantities of it are said to have been transported in 1215 A.D. to the Campo Santo at Pisa.

When this building was standing entire, the bodies were lowered into it through five openings in the roof and then left to disintegrate, so that a few years ago there were very many feet of bones all over the floor. These have now been removed. A little Southeast of this ruin is a new Greek monastery erected in recent years over the remains of a large number of cave tombs; many of the bones from "Akeldama" are now buried here.

E. W. G. Masterman

Greek
184. Hakeldamach -- Hakeldama, a field appar. located south of the ...
... Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Hakeldamach Phonetic
Spelling: (ak-el-dam-ah') Short Definition: Akeldama Definition: Akeldama (in ...
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Library

Remorse and Suicide of Judas.
... and all his bowels gushed out.19 And it became known to all the dwellers at Jerusalem;
insomuch that in their language that field was called Akeldama, that is ...
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Britain's Mercies, and Britain's Duty
... So that if the Lord had not been on our side, Great Britain, not to say America,
would, in a few weeks or months, have been an Akeldama, a field of blood. ...
/.../selected sermons of george whitefield/britains mercies and britains duty.htm

Leadership for Service
... And it became known to all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch that in their language
that field was called Akeldama, that is, The field of blood.) For it is ...
/.../the social principles of jesus/chapter vii leadership for service.htm

Thesaurus
Akeldama (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia AKELDAMA. a-kel'-da ... now buried here. EWG
Masterman. Multi-Version Concordance Akeldama (1 Occurrence). ...
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Topheth (9 Occurrences)
... The site of this shameful place would seem to have been either at the lower end
of the Valley of Hinnom (see HINNOM, VALLEY OF), near where Akeldama is now ...
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Akatan

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Akel'dama (1 Occurrence)
Akel'dama. Akeldama, Akel'dama. Akel-dama . Multi-Version Concordance
Akel'dama (1 Occurrence). ... Akeldama, Akel'dama. Akel-dama . Reference Bible.
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Hakeldama (1 Occurrence)
... Acts 1:19 It became known to everyone who lived in Jerusalem that in their language
that field was called'Akeldama,' that is,'The field of blood.' (See NAS). ...
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Hinnom (11 Occurrences)
... A little before the valley joins the wide Kidron valley lies the traditional site
of AKELDAMA (which see). EWG Masterman. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Valley (187 Occurrences)
... A little before the valley joins the wide Kidron valley lies the traditional site
of AKELDAMA (which see). EWG Masterman. JEHOSHAPHAT, VALLEY OF. ...
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Field (390 Occurrences)
... Acts 1:19 It became known to everyone who lived in Jerusalem that in their language
that field was called'Akeldama,' that is,'The field of blood.' (WEB KJV WEY ...
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Aceldama (1 Occurrence)
... Fig.: A field of bloodshed. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ACELDAMA.
a-sel'-da-ma. See AKELDAMA. Multi-Version Concordance Aceldama (1 Occurrence). ...
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Blood (435 Occurrences)
... Acts 1:19 It became known to everyone who lived in Jerusalem that in their language
that field was called'Akeldama,' that is,'The field of blood.' (WEB KJV WEY ...
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Concordance
Akeldama (1 Occurrence)

Acts 1:19
It became known to everyone who lived in Jerusalem that in their language that field was called'Akeldama,' that is,'The field of blood.'
(WEB ASV NAS NIV)

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Akeldama

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Field (390 Occurrences)

Aceldama (1 Occurrence)

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