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Meaning of GOLGOTHA

Pronunciation:  'gâlguthu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
 

GOLGOTHA is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: Calvary
 
 See Also: capital of Israel, hill, Jerusalem

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gol"go*tha\, n.
Calvary. See the Note under {Calvary}.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition:  a heap of skulls; something skull-shaped
 

 

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