Golgotha, i.e. the place of Calvary,of heads and skulls: perhaps, says S. Jerom, from the skulls of persons executed, and buried there. Several ancient writers would have it so called, from Adam's skull, whom they guess to have been buried there. Some also say that a part of this mountain was called Moria, the place where Abraham was ready to have sacrificed his son Isaac. Wi. --- Calvary. A place at a small distance from Jerusalem, where condemned malefactors were beheaded. So Christ, as a malefactor, dies on Calvary for the redemption of all: that where sin abounded, grace might more abound. Ven. Bede. --- In this mountain, according to the Hebrew doctors, were interred the remains of our protoparent, Adam. Athana.
Jn 19:17 • And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha.
Mk 15:22 • And they bring him into the place called Golgotha, which being interpreted is, The place of Calvary.
Lk 23:33 • And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there; and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
Mt 27:33 • And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary.