Zacchaeus or Zaccheus (both: zăkēˈəs) [key] [Gr., = Heb. Zaccai], in the New Testament, publican of Jericho, short of stature, who climbed a tree to see Jesus.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
About Infoplease, Part of Family Education Network
© 2000–2015 Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease