Aceldama: The name which the Jews gave in their proper tongue, i.e., in Aramaic,
to the field which was purchased with the money which had been given
to the betrayer of our Lord. The word means "field of blood." It was
previously called "the potter's field"
(Matthew 27:7,8; Acts 1:19) and was
appropriated as the burial-place for strangers. It lies on a narrow
level terrace on the south face of the valley of Hinnom. Its modern
name is Hak ed-damm.