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Definition of Calvary in the Bible



Calvary: only in Luke 23:33, the Latin name Calvaria, which was used as a translation of the Greek word "Kranion", by which the Hebrew word "Gulgoleth" was interpreted, "the place of a skull." It probably took this name from its shape, being a hillock or low, rounded, bare elevation somewhat in the form of a human skull. It is nowhere in Scripture called a "hill." The crucifixion of our Lord took place outside the city walls (Heb. 13:11-13) and near the public thoroughfare. "This thing was not done in a corner." (See GOLGOTHA T0001522.)