Calvary

Calvary [N] [H] [S]

only in Luke 23:33 , the Latin name Calvaria, which was used as a translation of the Greek word Kranion , by which the Hebrew word Gulgoleth was interpreted, "the place of a skull." It probably took this name from its shape, being a hillock or low, rounded, bare elevation somewhat in the form of a human skull. It is nowhere in Scripture called a "hill." The crucifixion of our Lord took place outside the city walls ( Hebrews 13:11-13 ) and near the public thoroughfare. "This thing was not done in a corner." (See GOLGOTHA .)

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Calvary". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Calvary [N] [E] [S]

the place of a skull
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Calvary'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

CALVARY

kal'-va-ri.

See GOLGOTHA


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CALVARY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.