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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Calvary

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(Latin: calvaria, skull; Aramaic, skull)

The place where Jesus was crucified (Luke 23), so called on account of its resemblance to a head or skull. The Mount of Calvary was near Jerusalem and was the place where criminals usually were executed.


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Entry for 'Calvary'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/c/calvary.html. 1910.

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