How Did the Term “Potter’s Field” For a Burial Ground For the Poor Come From and What Does it Mean?

Judas Iscariot repented after betraying Jesus and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the conspiring priests.

He then took his own life.

Because they couldn’t return blood money to the temple treasury and Judas couldn’t be buried in hallowed ground, the priests used the silver to purchase Jerusalem’s Potter’s Field.

how did the term potters field for a burial ground for the poor come from and what does it mean

There, they buried Judas and gave a name to a burial place for all outcasts.

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