Bible Articles on the Topic of Place of the skull

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Golgotha: the site of Golgotha and Garden Tomb. What do we know about the site of the tomb?

David and the Head of Goliath of Gath

Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath.  Many are probably not aware, however, of what happened next.  That was the subject of James Hoffmeier’s recent lecture at the Bible and Archaeology Fest.  “Exploring David’s Strange Antics after Defeating Goliath” looked specifically at 1 Samuel 17:53-54:

The Place of a Skull

“Golgotha” is from the Hebrew “gulgoleth” (skull; it is turned into New Testament Greek as “kranion” (cranium) and in the Latin Vulgate becomes “Calvaria.” The last of these names has found its way into the English Bible and into common use simply through the influence of the Bible of the church of Rome. It should therefore be used specially by those who have strong sympathies with Rome.

The Road to Golgotha

“And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull.”

Open Bible Stories: Jesus Is Crucified

After the soldiers mocked Jesus, they led him away to crucify him.They made him carry the cross on which he would die. The soldiers brought Jesus to a place called “the Skull” and nailedhis hands and feet to the cross.

Reconstruction of Golgotha and the Holy Sepulchre

Place of the skull


Calvary, also Golgotha /ˈgɒlgəθə/, was, according to the Gospels, a site immediately outside Jerusalem’s walls where Jesus was crucified. Golgotha(s) (Greek: Γολγοθᾶ; alternative later form Γολγοθᾶς) is the Greek transcription in the New Testament of an Aramaic term that has traditionally been presumed to be Gûlgaltâ (but see below for an alternative). The Bible translates the term to mean place of [the] skull, which in Greek is Κρανίου Τόπος (Kraníou Tópos), and in Latin is Calvariæ Locus, from which the English word Calvary is derived.