Wherefore that field was called
Not by the priests and elders, but by the common people, who knew by what money it was purchased,
the field of blood;
or "Aceldama", which so signifies, as in ( Acts 1:19 ) , not called the field of the priests, the purchasers; nor the field of the strangers, for whom it was bought; but the field of blood, being purchased with that money, for which innocent blood was betrayed; and this name it bore
unto this day;
in which Matthew wrote his Gospel, about eight years after, as is thought. Jerom F24 says, that in his time this field was shown on the south side of Mount Sion.