- an ancient city of Palestine, N of the Dead Sea, formerly in W Jordan; occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule.
- a town on W Long Island, in SE New York.
Examples from the Web for jericho
Joshua puts to the sword women, infants, and animals at Jericho.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist
Candida Moss, Joel Baden
December 7, 2014
Used with permission from Jericho Books, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist
Matthew Paul Turner
August 24, 2014
Nor will any Israeli government permit the vast infrastructure projects Kerry foresees arising near Jenin and Jericho.
An industrial park backed by Japan on the Jericho site has been logjammed for nearly two decades.
Separately, in the Jericho area, Israeli forces told eight families in Ein al-Hilweh to demolish their homes.Nakba Day At Tel Aviv University
April 10, 2013
It is situated at the foot of the Mount of Olives, on the way to Jericho.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
It was this gave Israel their victory over Jericho: the presence of God.The Ministry of Intercession
If anyone had told me that it was a village near Jericho I should have believed him.Murder Point
Having played their part, he wished now that the birds were at Jericho.The Market-Place
Bland said he would have gone, upon this occasion, if it had been to Jericho.Patrick Henry
Moses Coit Tyler
- a town in the West Bank near the N end of the Dead Sea, 251 m (825 ft) below sea level: on the site of an ancient city, the first place to be taken by the Israelites under Joshua after entering the Promised Land in the 14th century bc (Joshua 6)
Word Origin and History for jericho
Biblical city (Num. xxii:1, etc.), perhaps ultimately from Hebrew yareakh "moon, month," and thus a reference to an ancient moon cult. As a figurative place of retirement (17c.), the reference is to II Sam. x:5.