Matthew 27:8

The field of blood (agro aimato). This name was attached to it because it was the price of blood and that is not inconsistent with Acts 1:18 f. Today potter's field carries the idea here started of burial place for strangers who have no where else to lie (ei taphn toi xenoi), probably at first Jews from elsewhere dying in Jerusalem. In Acts 1:19 it is called Aceldama or place of blood (cwrion aimato) for the reason that Judas' blood was shed there, here because it was purchased by blood money. Both reasons could be true.

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