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Skull

SKULL

skul (gulgoleth; kranion):

The Hebrew word, which is well known to Bible readers in its Aramaic-Greek form "Golgotha," expresses the more or less globular shape of the human skull, being derived from a root meaning "to roll." It is often translated in English Versions of the Bible by "head," "poll," etc. In the meaning "skull" it is found twice (Judges 9:53; 2 Kings 9:35). In the New Testament the word is found only in connection with GOLGOTHA (which see), "the place of a skull" (Matthew 27:33; Mark 15:22; John 19:17), or "the skull" (Luke 23:33).


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