Emmaus

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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.

Emmaus

where two disciples discover identity of Jesus. [N.T.: Luke 24:13–35]
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Even before the shooting stopped entirely, Israeli bulldozers were destroying Palestinian villages (like Yalo, Amwas and Beit Nuba) and part of the town of Qalqilia.
While portraying three Arab women of Amwas (Emmaus), whose fine figure and carriage they appreciate, they imagine a much more prosperous village in the days when Jesus broke bread with his two disciples (113).
Just before the AMwas due to visit, vandals visited and stole a wooden totem pole the students had made.