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Emmaus

Emmaus

(1) A village 60 furlongs, or about 5 miles, from Jerusalem; generally identified with the modern Kulonieh, on the road to Joppa (Luke 24:13).

(2) Or Nicopolis. A town on the maritime plain, two-thirds of the way from Jerusalem to Lydda; the scene of the defeat of the Syrians by Judas Maccabaeus.