Christian hymns and literature make mention of Calvary. We know Calvary as the place where Christ was crucified. I may be showing my ignorance here, but I always thought of the word simply as a proper noun…simply put, the name of the place Christ was crucified. In my reading of Matthew 27 last night I came across Matthew 27:33 in the Vulgate, “et venerunt in locum qui dicitur Golgotha quod est Calvariae locus.” The translation of this verse is, “And they came to a place which is called Golgotha, which is the place of the skull.” I didn’t realize that Calvary was simply the Latin translation for the Aramaic? Golgotha.
This was a “The More You Know” moment, brought to you by me.
I feel as if I should also include this comic from xkcd.