the place near Jerusalem purchased with the bribe Judas took for betraying Jesus. Acts 1:18, 19.
any place of slaughter and bloodshed.
- Also A·kel·da·ma [uh-kel-duh-muh] /əˈkɛl də mə/ .
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How to use Aceldama in a sentence
What a remarkable fulfilment of prophecy, in the purchase of Aceldama, that potter's field of blood.
There is undoubtedly a sea of blood in Mademoiselle Taillefer's estates; her inheritance from her father is a vast Aceldama.The Red Inn | Honore de Balzac
Upon the slope of this hill is the traditional Aceldama, "the field of blood."The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas | Jesse L. Hurlbut
This plain has been the Aceldama of the nations that have warred in Palestine.Heroines of the Crusades | C. A. Bloss
War made the South an Aceldama; reconstruction made it a Gehenna.The Women of the Confederacy | J. L. Underwood
British Dictionary definitions for Aceldama
New Testament the place near Jerusalem that was bought with the 30 pieces of silver paid to Judas for betraying Jesus (Matthew 27:8; Acts 1:19)
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