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HACELDAMA

The name given to the potter's field purchased with the thirty pieces of silver that Judas received for betraying Christ. It was used as a burial place for strangers (Matthew 27:3-10). (Etym. Greek akeldamach, Aramaic hakel dema, field of blood.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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