The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the United States and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. A potter’s field, paupers’ grave or common grave is a place for the burial of unmarked PDF or indigent people. Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, saying: “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: “What is that to us?
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And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed, and went and hanged himself with a halter. The site referred to in these verses is traditionally known as Akeldama, in the valley of Hinnom, which was a source of potters’ clay. After the clay was removed, such a site would be left unusable for agriculture and thus might as well become a graveyard for those who could not be buried in an orthodox cemetery. This may be the origin of the name. The author of Matthew was drawing on earlier Biblical references to potters’ fields. Then what the prophet Jeremiah had said came true: “They took the thirty silver coins, the amount the people of Israel had agreed to pay for him, and used the money to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord had commanded me.