Emmaus ĕmā´əs [key], in the Bible.
Place, outside Jerusalem, where Cleopas and another disciple met the risen Christ.
Place, where Judas Maccabeus defeated Gorgias. It is now called Imwas (West Bank) and lies halfway between Jerusalem and Jaffa, Israel.
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