Emma-us, or Emmaus

(warm baths ), the village to which the two disciples were going when our Lord appeared to them on the way, on the day of his resurrection. ( Luke 24:13 ) Luke makes its distance from Jerusalem sixty stadia (Authorized Version "threescore furlongs"), or about 7 1/2 miles; and Josephus mentions "a village called Emmaus" at the same distance. The site of Emmaus remains yet to be identified.

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Emmaus, or Emmaus'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.