Emmaus(redirected from Amwas)
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Emmaus(ĕmā`əs), in the Bible. 1 Place, outside Jerusalem, where Cleopas and another disciple met the risen Christ. 2 Place, where Judas Maccabeus defeated Gorgias. It is now called Imwas (West Bank) and lies halfway between Jerusalem and Jaffa, Israel.
Emmaus,borough (1990 pop. 11,157), Lehigh co., E Pa., a suburb adjoining Allentown; inc. 1859. It is chiefly residential, with some light manufacturing and printing and publishing. Emmaus was founded in 1740 by Moravians. The Bieber house (1734) is of historic interest.
where two disciples discover identity of Jesus. [N.T.: Luke 24:13–35]