Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Calvary (Golgotha, of Aramaic origin גֻּלְגֹּלֶת gulgoleth "head, poll, skull" referring to a hill or plateau containing a pile of skulls or to a geographic feature resembling a skull) so-called from its round form root (גָּלַל galal, "to roll, roll away, roll down, roll together" of 2 Kings 9:35–and the story of Jezebel.) is the English-language name given to the hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified. Calvaria in Latin, Κρανιου Τοπος (Kraniou Topos) in Greek.

Calvary is mentioned in all four of the accounts of Jesus' crucifixion in the Christian canonical Gospels:
  1. And they came to a place called Golgotha, which is called the Place of the Skull. –Matthew 27:33
  2. And they took him up to the place Golgotha, which is translated Place of the Skull. –Mark 15:22
  3. Then they came up to the place called Skull. –Luke 23:33
  4. And carrying his cross by himself, he went out to the so-called Place of the Skull, which is called in 'Hebrew' Golgotha. –John 19:17

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