Skull - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Skull

[ 1,,G2898, kranion ]
Lat., cranium (akin to kara, the head"), is used of the scene of the Crucifixion, Matthew 27:33; Mark 15:22; John 19:17; in Luke 23:33, RV, "(the place which is called) The skull," AV, "Calvary" (from Latin calvaria, "a skull:" marg., "the place of a skull"). The locality has been identified by the traces of the resemblance of the hill to a "skull". In the Sept., Judges 9:53; 2 Kings 9:35.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words