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Easton's Bible Dictionary

 

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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.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Golgotha' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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