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golgotha


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Golgotha  \Gol"go*tha\,  n. 
  Calvary.  See  the  Note  under  {Calvary}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Golgotha 
  n  :  a  hill  near  Jerusalem  where  Jesus  was  crucified  [syn:  {Calvary}, 
  {Golgotha}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Golgotha 
  the  common  name  of  the  spot  where  Jesus  was  crucified.  It  is 
  interpreted  by  the  evangelists  as  meaning  "the  place  of  a  skull" 
  (Matt.  27:33;  Mark  15:22;  John  19:17).  This  name  represents  in 
  Greek  letters  the  Aramaic  word  Gulgaltha  which  is  the  Hebrew 
  Gulgoleth  (Num.  1:2;  1  Chr.  23:3,  24;  2  Kings  9:35),  meaning  "a 
  skull."  It  is  identical  with  the  word  Calvary  (q.v.).  It  was  a 
  little  knoll  rounded  like  a  bare  skull.  It  is  obvious  from  the 
  evangelists  that  it  was  some  well-known  spot  outside  the  gate 
  (comp.  Heb.  13:12),  and  near  the  city  (Luke  23:26),  containing  a 
  garden"  (John  19:41),  and  on  a  thoroughfare  leading  into  the 
  country.  Hence  it  is  an  untenable  idea  that  it  is  embraced 
  within  the  present  "Church  of  the  Holy  Sepulchre."  The  hillock 
  above  Jeremiah's  Grotto,  to  the  north  of  the  city,  is  in  all 
  probability  the  true  site  of  Calvary.  The  skull-like  appearance 
  of  the  rock  in  the  southern  precipice  of  the  hillock  is  very 
  remarkable. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Golgotha,  a  heap  of  skulls;  something  skull-shaped 
 




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