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Definition of the noun golgotha

What does golgotha mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • golgotha: golgothas
  • Golgotha: -

  1. a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
    • example: The world famous Hungarian painter Mihály Munkácsy's Christ Trilogy includes the paintings entitled "Christ before Pilate", "Golgotha" and "Ecce Homo".
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of Golgotha: Calvary
    • instance of: hill = a local and well-defined elevation of the land
    • part of: capital of Israel / Jerusalem = capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims


Golgotha a.k.a. Calvary, also Golgotha, was, according to the Gospels, a site immediately outside Jerusalem's walls where Jesus was crucified. Golgotha is the Greek transcription in the New Testament of an Aramaic term that has traditionally been presumed to be Gûlgaltâ. The Bible translates the term to mean place of [the] skull, which in Greek is Κρανίου Τόπος, and in Latin is Calvariæ Locus, from which the English word Calvary is derived.


  1. Golgotha is a musical group.
    • albums: "Elemental Changes", "New Life", "Caves of Mind", "Melancholy", "The Way of Confusion"
  2. Golgotha is a musical group.
    • albums: "Unmaker of Worlds", "Symphony In Extremis"

There are other groups with in their name, like Liar of Golgotha.


  1. "Golgotha" is the debut album by American deathcore band With Blood Comes Cleansing. It was released in 2006 on Blood and Ink Records. Vocalist Mike Sasser left shortly after the recording of this album, and original vocalist Dean Atkinson returned.
  2. "Golgotha" is a musical album of Frank Martin & Daniel Reuss.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  3. "Golgotha" is a musical EP of Lucio Bukowski.
    • released on
  4. "Golgotha" is a musical EP of Controlled Bleeding.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  5. "Golgotha" is a musical album of Human Behavior.
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"Golgotha" is a 1935 French film about the death of Jesus Christ, released in English-speaking countries as Behold the Man. The film was directed by Julien Duvivier, and stars Harry Baur as Herod, Jean Gabin as Pontius Pilate, and Robert Le Vigan plays Christ.


"Golgotha" was a video game that was being developed by Crack dot Com prior to shutting down in 1998. The game should be a real time strategy game, with elements from first-person shooter games. According to Dave Taylor, the game's name came from Shakespeare's King Lear tragedy, wherein Golgotha was a massive plain and a future battlefield.

  • designers: Dave Taylor & Jonathan Clark
  • developer: Crack dot Com
  • genres: First-person Shooter, Real-time strategy
  • publisher: Red Hat Software


Golgotha is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Golgotha

  1. Dendronephthya Golgotha
  2. Species Dendronephthya Golgotha

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Golgotha

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Google previewThe Testament of Shadows: Coming Forth by Night and Descent from the Stars

by T. Broussard

Golgotha means the place of the skull and is both a symbol of the mind, which is also the visible realm, and a place of paradigm...

Golgotha is the throne of Chorazin, or the mindset and seat of authority, as the uppermost of the Left Hand Path.

Google previewZondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Matthew, Mark, Luke (2002)

by Clinton E. Arnold

Golgotha is the name attached to the place where Jesus was crucified.

Google previewThe Words of Jesus in the Original Aramaic (2006)

by Stephen Andrew Missick

Golgotha is the Aramaic word for Calvary. There are many churches named Calvary...

Google previewA handbook for travellers in Syria and Palestine (1858)

by Josias Leslie Porter

Golgotha is a Hebrew word signifying “a skull;" and it was at a place called by this name the Saviour was crucified. The Latin synonyme is Calvaria, from whence is the English “ Calvary." It is never called a mount or hill in Scripture. There was ...

Google previewA Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestine ... (1868)

Golgotha is a Hebrew word signifying " a skull ; " and it was at a plaee ealled by this nomo the Saviour whs erueified. The Latin synonymo is Calvaria, from whenee is the English "Calvary." It is never ealled a mount or hill in Seripture.

Google previewMessenger of the Cross (1998)

by Watchman Nee

Golgotha means victory! The cross means victory!” We can declare this continually until we are assured in our spirit that the Lord will win the victory this time. We should stand on the ground of the cross and pray for God's victory. We should ask ...

Google previewThe Tattoo Encyclopedia (2009)

A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo by Terisa Green

GOLGOTHA The scene of Christ's CRUCIFIXION is a popular theme in Christian tattoo iconography, rendered in many different ways. For some, it may be as simple as three small LATIN CROSSES on an inverted crescent. For others, it is a ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

Golgotha. Golgotha is the Greek transliteration for an Aramaic place name translated by the Gospel writers as...

®Golgotha: A Reconsideration of the Evidence for the Sites of Jesus« Crucifixion and Burial. ̄ New Testament Studies ...

Google previewThe Poor Man's Concordance, and dictionary to the sacred scriptures both of the Old and New Testament (1828)

Designed ... for that class who read the "Poor Man's commentary on the Bible" by Robert Hawker

GOLGOTHA — Or perhaps better read Gulgultha, a skull. This was the memorable spot where the Lord Jesus was crucified ; a mountain north-west of Jerusalem. The Romans called it Calvarea, which we translate Calvary. And the tradition in ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

Patch GOLGOTHA, gol'gft-tha (ToXvofla, Golgothd, from Aram.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholicism (2006)

by Frank K. Flinn

Golgotha Further reading: Alfred J. Freddoso, ed., The Existence and Nature of God (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1983); Robert McQueen Grant, The Early Christian Doctrine of God (Charlottesville: University Press of ...

Google previewHaydn's Bible dictionary (1878)

by Charles Boutell

of the city, at which our Lord was crucified : the three words, Hebrew, Greek and Latin — Golgotha, Kranion, Calvaria—h&vo ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2013)

by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray, Peter Murray

Golgotha. 234 minor details) for reasons of cost. Gold grounds were the rule in panel paintings from the late 11th century; the ground might be either plain or with an embossed pattern, made by punching a design into the gesso ground of the ...

Google previewCatholic Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Scott Hahn

GOLGOTHA (Greek Golgutha, probably from the Aramaic, gulgultd'. meaning “skull") The place located just outside of lerusalem used by the ...

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Small photo of JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 19, 2016 Unction Stone Where Jesus Body Wrapped Church of the Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem Israel. Church contains Jesus Tomb and Golgotha, Crucifixion site.Small photo of JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 19, 2016 Arches Jesus Dome Crusader Church Church Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem Israel. Church expanded 1170 AD contains Jesus Tomb resurrection site/Golgotha Crucifixion sIte.Small photo of Jerusalem, Israel - December 26, 2014: XIII station of via Dolorosa, "Jesus body is removed from the cross", left to the main altar on Golgotha in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.Small photo of JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 19, 2016 Arches Dome Crusader Church of the Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem Israel. Church expanded in 1114 to 1170 AD contains Jesus Tomb and Golgotha, Crucifixion site.Small photo of KRAKOW, POLAND - MARCH 25, 2017: The 18th century sculpture of Golgotha on the south-side wall of the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the city's first Carmelite Church.Small photo of JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 19, 2016 Angel Mosaic Dome Crusader Church Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem Israel. Church expanded 1170 AD contains Jesus Tomb resurrection site and Golgotha, Crucifixion site.Small photo of JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2016: Stairs to Golgotha in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel. More...

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Scrabble value of G2O1L1G2O1T1H4A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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