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[uh-mey-uh s]
  1. a city in E Pennsylvania.
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Examples from the Web for emmaus

Historical Examples of emmaus

  • There are warm baths at a little distance from it, in a village named Emmaus.

    The Antiquities of the Jews

    Flavius Josephus

  • The disciples on the road to Emmaus listen to nothing but a Bible lesson.

    The Mind of Jesus

    John R. Macduff

  • Emmaus was fought before Yorktown, and Thermopyl before Emmaus.

  • The neighbourhood of Emmaus was the scene of the second great Maccabean struggle.

    Tent Work in Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • According to Luke, it was to two of his disciples at Emmaus.

Word Origin and History for emmaus


Biblical town (Luke xxiv:13), from Aramaic hammat "hot spring."

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