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Jericho
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An ancient city located approximately 10 miles northwest of the Dead Sea in Cisjordan. The city guarded one of the primary roads from the Jordan Rift valley up to the spine of the central hill country.The most ancient site affiliated with Jericho is located at Tell es-Sultan. A second site associated with Hellenistic and Roman occupations has been well documented at Tulal Abu el-’Alayiq. Each of these was known as Jericho in their respective periods of settlement. The site contained a spring, ‘Ain es-Sultan, and a resultant oasis (thus, the biblical designation, “city of the palm trees,” Judg 3:13), which contributed to its long periods of occupation.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jericho
Jericho (יְרִחוֹ‎, yericho). An ancient city located approximately 10 miles northwest of the Dead Sea in Cisjordan. The city guarded one of the primary roads from the Jordan Rift valley up to the spine of the central hill country.The most ancient site affiliated with Jericho is located at Tell es-Sultan.
Jericho, Archaeology of
Jericho, Archaeology of Surveys major archaeological findings related to the site of biblical Jericho.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
City of Palm Trees (Place)
CITY OF PALM TREES (PLACE) [Heb ʿı̂r hattĕmārı̂m (עִיר הַתְּמָרִים)]. An epithet for the city of JERICHO. From the top of Pisgah of Mount Nebo, Moses was shown the land to be possessed, “from the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar” (Deut 34:3). From this text we can assume that
Jericho (Place)
JERICHO (PLACE) [Heb yĕrı̂ḥô (יְרִיחֹו)]. A town just NW of the Dead Sea which is best known as the site that Israel first conquered in their entrance into the land of Canaan. The Israelites encamped across the Jordan from Jericho (Num 22:1; 26:3), and from this camp, Joshua sent two spies to reconnoiter
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
City of Palm Trees
City of Palm Trees. Phrase referring to Jericho, so named for its many palms (Dt 34:3).See Jericho.
Jericho
Jericho. The name “Jericho” may be connected to the ancient name of the Canaanite moon god. The Hebrew words for moon, month, or new moon, and Jericho are very similar. Others associate it with the word for spirit or smell, assuming that the pleasant fragrances of the fruits and spices which grew in
Palm Trees, City of
Palm Trees, City of. Designation for Jericho in Deuteronomy 34:3 and 2 Chronicles 28:15.See Jericho.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
City of Palm Trees
City of Palm Trees [Heb. ʾîr hattemārîm; Gk. pólis phoiníkōn]; NEB VALE OF PALM TREES. A place synonymous with or part of ancient Jericho (Dt. 34:3; Jgs. 1:16; 3:13; 2 Ch. 28:15), located at Tell eṣ-Sulṭân 15 mi (24 km) NE of Jerusalem. The area was famous for its groves of palm and balsam
Jericho
Jericho jerʹə-kō [Heb. yerēḥô, yerîḥô, yeriḥô, yerîḥōh; Gk. (LXX) Iierichō, (NT) Hierichō]; AV, NEB, also JERECHUS (1 Esd. 5:22). A city just N of the Dead Sea, mentioned sixty times (54 OT; 6 NT) in the Bible. I. Biblical ReferencesA. Geographical and TopographicalB. The Ancient
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
City of Palms
CITY OF PALMS Phrase referring to Jericho, so named for its many palms (Dt 34:3). See Jericho.
Jericho
JERICHO Ancient city on the west side of the Jordan River. The name Jericho may be connected to the ancient name of the Canaanite moon god. The Hebrew words for moon, month, new moon, and Jericho are very similar. Others associate it with the word for spirit or smell, assuming that the pleasant fragrances
Palms, City of
PALMS, CITY OF Designation for Jericho in Deuteronomy 34:3 and 2 Chronicles 28:15. See Jericho.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jericho
Jericho (jair´uh-koh), a city in the Jordan Valley six miles north of the Dead Sea. Its broad plain, irrigated from the copious spring of modern ‘Ein es-Sultan, just east of the ancient city, is extremely fertile. A ford near the city carries an important east-west road and makes Jericho a strategic
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jericho
JERICHO. At the present stage of archaeological research OT Jericho is considered by the excavator Kathleen Kenyon to be the most ancient instance of urban civilization known to man. The site, located in the Jordan Valley about eight miles NW of the junction of the Jordan River with the Dead Sea, was
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
City of Palm Trees
City of Palm TreesAnother name for Jericho or for the surrounding valley, famous for its many palm trees (Deut. 34:3; 2 Chr. 28:15). It was the residence of the Kenites (Judg. 1:16) and, after his conquest, of King Eglon (3:13). According to ancient historians, it took five hours to travel through the
Jericho
Jericho (Heb. yĕrɩ̂ḥô)A town ca. 16 km. (10 mi.) N of the Dead Sea near a crossing of the Jordan River. Israelite Jericho has been associated with Tell es-Sulṭân (192142) and Roman Jericho with Tulûl Abū el-ʿAlayiq (191139). Archaeological evidence has recorded occupation near the spring (ʿAin
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
City of Palm Trees
City of Palm Trees (Heb. ˓îr hattemar̄rîm). Another name for Jericho or for the surrounding valley, famous for its many palm trees (Deut. 34:3; 2 Chr. 28:15); it was the residence of the Kenites (Judg. 1:16) and, after his conquest, of King Eglon (3:13). According to ancient historians, it took five
Jericho
Jericho [jĕrˊə kō] (Heb. yerēḥô, yerîḥô, yeriḥô, yerîḥōh).† An important city situated about 16 km. (10 mi.) northwest of the Dead Sea in the Jordan valley. Also called “the city of palms/palm trees” (Deut. 34:3; Judg. 1:16; 3:13; 2 Chr. 28:15), biblical Jericho has had a moving
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Jericho
JERICHO One of the oldest fortified cities in the ancient Near East, long identified with Tell es-Sultan, 6 miles north of the Dead Sea, about 750 feet below sea level. The plentiful supply of water from nearby Ain es-Sultan turned Jericho into an oasis, and indeed the Bible once refers to it as the
Jericho, Herodian
JERICHO, HERODIAN In the late Hellenistic (Hasmonean) and early Roman (Herodian) periods, Jericho expanded on a large scale, as a garden city alongside a royal estate. This growth was made possible by the construction of a network of well-built water channels which exploited all the water sources in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jericho
JERICHO (related to Hebrew yārēaḥ, “moon”) Also called the “city of palms” (Deut 34:3), Jericho is a city to the northwest of the Dead Sea at the southern end of the Jordan Valley. It was the first major site conquered by the Israelites when they entered Canaan. The city rested in a fertile oasis
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