Matthew 27:8

8 That's how the field got called "Murder Meadow," a name that has stuck to this day.

Matthew 27:8 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 27:8

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.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 De locis Hebraicis.

Matthew 27:8 In-Context

6 The high priests picked up the silver pieces, but then didn't know what to do with them. "It wouldn't be right to give this - a payment for murder! - as an offering in the Temple."
7 They decided to get rid of it by buying the "Potter's Field" and use it as a burial place for the homeless.
8 That's how the field got called "Murder Meadow," a name that has stuck to this day.
9 Then Jeremiah's words became history: They took the thirty silver pieces, The price of the one priced by some sons of Israel,
10 And they purchased the potter's field. And so they unwittingly followed the divine instructions to the letter.