Golgotha


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Golgotha

(gŏl`gəthə), the same as CalvaryCalvary
[Lat.,=a skull] or Golgotha
[Heb.,=a skull], in the Gospels, place where Jesus was crucified, outside what was then the wall of Jerusalem. Its location is not certainly known. The traditional identification of the site of Calvary was made by St.
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Golgotha

 

a hill in the vicinity of Jerusalem on which, according to Christian legend, Jesus Christ was crucified. The actual location of Golgotha has not been established. The word “Golgotha” is sometimes used as a symbol of asceticism and moral suffering (“to go to Golgotha”).

Golgotha

place of martyrdom or of torment; after site of Christ’s crucifixion. [Western Folklore: Espy, 79]

Golgotha

(Calvary) site of Christ’s crucifixion. [N.T.: Matthew 27:32]
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