Calvary (Kal´vuh-ree)

The site of Jesus’s crucifixion. The Gospels record both the Semitic name of this site, Golgotha, and a translation, “Place of the Skull” (Matt 27:33; Mark 15:22; Luke 23:33; John 19:17). The name Calvary derives from the Vulgate’s Latin translation of this word (calvaria). The site may have been so named because of its habitual use for executions or on account of its physical appearance.

Matt 27:33

33And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),

Mark 15:22

22Then they brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull).

Luke 23:33

33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [

John 19:17

17and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha.

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