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Destination of two disciples who Jesus traveled with from Jerusalem shortly after the resurrection. The village’s location is disputed.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
EMMAUS (PLACE) [Gk Emmaous (Ἐμμαους)]. Many places bore the name in antiquity, but in the NT Emmaus was a village where the risen Christ appeared to two disciples, one named Cleopas (Luke 24:13–35). Efforts to identify this site have focused on its distance from Jerusalem. There are two figures in the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Emmaus. Town in Judea which appears only once in Scripture (Lk 24:13). It was the destination of two disciples to whom Jesus appeared after the crucifixion. Following the resurrection, Cleopas and a friend were going to Emmaus when they encountered another traveler. They walked the road and talked together,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Emmaus e-māʹəs [Gk. Emmaous]. A village (Gk. kṓmē) in Judea, “60 stadia from Jerusalem” (Lk. 24:13). It was the destination of Cleopas and an unknown companion to whom Jesus appeared after His resurrection. He spoke and ate with them before vanishing as suddenly as He had appeared. Josephus says
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
EMMAUS Town in Judea that appears in Luke (see 24:13) and also in 1 Maccabees (3:40, 57). It was the destination of two disciples to whom Jesus appeared after the Crucifixion. Following the resurrection, Cleopas and a friend were going to Emmaus when they encountered another traveler. They walked the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Emmaus (i-may´uhs; Heb., “warm wells”), a town of disputed location that figures in the postresurrection story of Luke 24:13–35. After rising from the dead, Jesus joined two of his disciples, Cleopas and an unnamed disciple, who were walking from Jerusalem to their home in Emmaus. Their eyes were kept
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
EMMAUS. A village mentioned only in Lk 24:13. One of the appearances of Jesus on resurrection Sunday was to two men walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus. The Lucan passage locates this village 60 stades from Jerusalem, or approximately six and three-quarter miles or 11 kilometers away. A variant reading,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
EMMAUS. A village, said to be 60 furlongs (11 km) from Jerusalem, to which *Cleopas and another disciple were journeying when Jesus appeared to them after his resurrection (Lk. 24:13). The site cannot be certainly identified. One possibility is the town still known as ‘Amwas, 32 km WNW of Jerusalem,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Emmaus (Gk. Emmaoús)A village ca. 11 km. (7 mi.) from Jerusalem (30 km. [19 mi.] according to some ancient witnesses). The risen Jesus appears to two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13–35). Several modern sites have been proposed for the NT Emmaus, including ʿAmwâs (Khirbet Imwas, ancient
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
EMMAUS; NICOPOLIS A town in Judea, on the border of Judea in the Persian period, when it was also known as Hamthan, a name which means ‘hot springs’; this is a reference to the springs near the city which are mentioned in the Jewish sources. At the beginning of the Hasmonean revolt it was one of the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
EMMAUS The village in the Shephelah where Christ appeared to two disciples following his Resurrection (Luke 24:13–35). The town was also known for the victory of Judas Maccabeus over the Seleucids under the general Gorgias (1 Macc 3:40–57; 4:1–15). The exact location of Emmaus is uncertain; some suggest