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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Matthew 27:8

The field of blood (agrov aimatov).
This name was attached to it because it was the price of blood and that is not inconsistent with Acts 1:18f. Today potter's field carries the idea here started of burial place for strangers who have no where else to lie (eiv taphn toiv xenoiv), probably at first Jews from elsewhere dying in Jerusalem. In Acts 1:19 it is called

Aceldama} or {place of blood (xwrion aimatov)
for the reason that Judas' blood was shed there, here because it was purchased by blood money. Both reasons could be true.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 27:8". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=027&verse=008>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.