Definitions for jerichoˈdʒɛr ɪˌkoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jer•i•choˈdʒɛr ɪˌkoʊ(n.)

  1. an ancient city of Palestine, N of the Dead Sea, formerly in W Jordan; occupied by Israel 1967–94; since 1994 under Palestinian self-rule.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jericho(noun)

    a village in Palestine near the north end of the Dead Sea; in the Old Testament it was the first place taken by the Israelites under Joshua as they entered the Promised Land


  1. Jericho(Noun)

    A place of retirement or concealment (see 2 Sam. 10:5).

  2. Jericho(ProperNoun)

    An ancient town in the West Bank.

  3. Jericho(ProperNoun)

    A surname

  4. Origin: From יריחו.


  1. Jericho

    Jericho is a Palestinian city located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. It is the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate. In 2007, it had a population of 18,346. The city was occupied by Jordan from 1948 to 1967, and has been held under Israeli occupation since 1967; administrative control was handed over to the Palestinian Authority in 1994. It is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements in Jericho, the first of which dates back 11,000 years, almost to the very beginning of the Holocene epoch of the Earth's history. Jericho is described in the Old Testament as the "City of Palm Trees." Copious springs in and around the city attracted human habitation for thousands of years. It is known in Judeo-Christian tradition as the place of the Israelites' return from bondage in Egypt, led by Joshua, the successor to Moses.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jericho

    an ancient city of Palestine, in the SW. of a plain of the same name that extends W. of the Jordan and NW. of the Dead Sea; it was the first city taken by the Israelites when they entered the Holy Land, the walls falling down before them after being compassed for seven days by the priests blowing on rams' horns and followed by the people.

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