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[Aram.,=field of blood], according to the Gospel of St. Matthew, the chief priests bought the potter's field with Judas' 30 pieces of silver as a place to bury foreigners. However, according to the Acts of the Apostles, Judas bought the field himself and met his death in it.
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burial ground purchased with Judas’s betrayal money. [N.T.: Matthew 27:6–8]
See: Burial Ground
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