Calvary

Calvary or Golgotha /ˈɡɒlɡəθə/ is the site – according to Christian belief – outside Jerusalem’s early-first-century walls where the crucifixion of Jesus occurred.

Golgotha is the Greek transcription in the New Testament of an Aramaic term that has traditionally been presumed to be Gûlgaltâ (but see below for an alternative). The Bible translates the term to mean place of skull, which in Greek is Κρανίου Τόπος (Kraniou Topos), and in Latin is Calvariae Locus, from which the English word Calvary is derived.

Read more about Calvary:  Biblical References and Etymology, Traditional Location, Alternative Locations, Organized Tours, Other Uses of The Name

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Calvary - Other Uses of The Name
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