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.
F24 De locis Hebraicis.