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emmaus


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Emmaus,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  23584) 
  Location:  40.53610  N,  75.49802  W 
  Population  (1990):  11157  (4870  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  18049 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Emmaus 
  hot  baths,  a  village  "three-score  furlongs"  from  jerusalem, 
  where  our  Lord  had  an  interview  with  two  of  his  disciples  on  the 
  day  of  his  resurrection  (Luke  24:13).  This  has  been  identified 
  with  the  modern  el-Kubeibeh,  lying  over  7  miles  north-west  of 
  Jerusalem.  This  name  el-Kubeibeh,  meaning  "little  dome,"  is 
  derived  from  the  remains  of  the  Crusaders'  church  yet  to  be 
  found  there  Others  have  identified  it  with  the  modern  Khurbet 
  Khamasa  i.e.,  "the  ruins  of  Khamasa",  about  8  miles  south-west 
  of  Jerusalem,  where  there  are  ruins  also  of  a  Crusaders'  church. 
  Its  site,  however  has  been  much  disputed. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Emmaus,  people  despised  or  obscure