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Aceldama (əkĕlˈdəmə) [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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potter’s field

burial ground purchased with Judas’s betrayal money. [N.T.: Matthew 27:6–8]
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Following its use as a potter's field, Washington Square Park became a military parade ground, then a city park.
About 3,000 (5 percent) of New York City's 60,000 annual deaths require some form of city burial assistance, of which about 1,500 adults and 1,000 or more infant and stillborn children are buried annually on Hart Island, the local potter's field (Corn, 2000; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2005).
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Union Square Park was opened in 1839 on what was a former potter's field. It was redesigned in 1872 by famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
Viewing Harris as pivotal, Simpson examines a series of texts which focus on the detective or profiler: Patricia Cornwell's novel, From Potter's Field, Caleb Carr's novel, The Alienist, and Chris Gerolmo's 1995 cable-television film, Citizen X.
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The Scarpetta books exploit just this link on their back covers, where Cornwell--who physically resembles Scarpetta--is photographed in scenes represented in the novels: she lingers on a Paris street in Black Notice, pores over law books in Unnatural Exposure, gazes from a Manhattan bridge in From Potter's Field, and stands before a helicopter in Point of Origin.
Especially nice is his sensitive and informed treatment of Potter's Field, a powerful but neglected play about black experience that called on the full range of Watson's abilities as a historical and textual scholar as well as his critical judgment.
Homeless and half mad, this spiritual descendant of Sophocles' willful heroine contrives to rescue her lover Paulie's body from an unmarked grave in Potter's Field, so she can bury it in the park she calls home.