Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

58. Aceldama

A white inscription, in the south-west of Jerusalem indicates the "Field of Blood".


Aceldama (Matt 27:8), the "Field of Blood" in the Gospel. This is shown to this very day in Jerusalem to the north of Mount Sion. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 38:20-21; Jerome 39:26-27)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: Aceldama, and the Greek-Orthodox monastery of St. Onouphrios.

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