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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gol·go·tha n. Calvary. See the Note under Calvary.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified [syn: Calvary]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the common name of the spot where Jesus was crucified. It is
    interpreted by the evangelists as meaning "the place of a skull"
    (Matt. 27:33; Mark 15:22; John 19:17). This name represents in
    Greek letters the Aramaic word Gulgaltha, which is the Hebrew
    Gulgoleth (Num. 1:2; 1 Chr. 23:3, 24; 2 Kings 9:35), meaning "a
    skull." It is identical with the word Calvary (q.v.). It was a
    little knoll rounded like a bare skull. It is obvious from the
    evangelists that it was some well-known spot outside the gate
    (comp. Heb. 13:12), and near the city (Luke 23:26), containing a
    "garden" (John 19:41), and on a thoroughfare leading into the
    country. Hence it is an untenable idea that it is embraced
    within the present "Church of the Holy Sepulchre." The hillock
    above Jeremiah's Grotto, to the north of the city, is in all
    probability the true site of Calvary. The skull-like appearance
    of the rock in the southern precipice of the hillock is very

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Golgotha, a heap of skulls; something skull-shaped