Aceldama

Acts 1:19

1:19 Aceldama. This plot of land, “the field of blood,” had been purchased with blood money (Matthew 27:6), and was thus fittingly named. In a sense, however, this field may be considered as a type of the world, in which is being sown the good seed of the word of God. “The field is the world” (Matthew 13:38), and Christ is the Man who, searching for “treasure hid in a field…selleth all that He hath, and buyeth that field” (Matthew 13:44). The purchase price was the very blood of His life, which was shed so that we, dead in sins and hidden in the world, might be “purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28).

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