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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jerichonoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. Jerichonoun

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

    Etymology: From יריחו.

  2. Jerichonoun

    An ancient town in the West Bank.

    Etymology: From יריחו.

  3. Jerichonoun

    A surname

    Etymology: From יריחו.

Wikipedia

  1. Jericho

    Jericho (; Arabic: أريحا‎ Arīḥā [ʔaˈriːħaː] (listen); Hebrew: יְרִיחוֹ‎ Yeriḥo) is a Palestinian city in the West Bank. It is located in the Jordan Valley, with the Jordan River to the east and Jerusalem to the west. It is the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate, and is governed by the Palestinian National Authority. In 2007, it had a population of 18,346. The city was annexed and ruled by Jordan from 1949 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 and the city with the oldest known protective wall in the world. It was thought to have the oldest stone tower in the world as well, but excavations at Tell Qaramel in Syria have discovered stone towers that are even older.Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements in Jericho, the first of which dates back 11,000 years (9000 BCE), almost to the very beginning of the Holocene epoch of the Earth's history.Copious springs in and around the city have attracted human habitation for thousands of years. Jericho is described in the Hebrew Bible as the "city of palm trees".

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  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jericho

    jer′i-kō, n. a remote place, to which one is humorously consigned—from Jericho in Palestine and the story in 2 Sam. x. 4, 5.

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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. jericho

    Once one of the most flourishing cities of Palestine, situated a few miles northeast of Jerusalem. The Israelites captured and destroyed it on their first entry into Canaan. In the time of Herod it was rebuilt, but was destroyed in the reign of Vespasian, and again rebuilt under Hadrian. During the Crusades, it was repeatedly captured, and at last destroyed. At the present day its place is occupied by a miserable village called Richa.

Editors Contribution

  1. JERICHO

    A place of Fragrance (sweet smell)

    Submitted by ezeamaogechifavour on July 11, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of JERICHO in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of JERICHO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Johnny Rodrigues:

    The saddest part of all is that, now that Cecil is dead, the next lion in the hierarchy, Jericho will most likely kill all Cecil's cubs so that he can insert his own bloodline into the females, this is standard procedure for lions.

  2. Jim Jefferies:

    This is just cancel culture, the guy shouldnt have been fired, its just a couple of things back in his history. Are we going to go through everyones history, or are we going to get rid of every sketch that Saturday Night Live has done that involved race ? WALLS OF JERICHO DRUMMER ARRESTED WITH OVER 630 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA While many comedians feel that cancel culture is unfair and unjust, there are some that feel its necessary and will help the art form grow. Caley Chase, daughter of legendary comic Chevy Chase and a standup comedian herself, spoke with The Los Angeles Times about how far comedians can go. There are some bad people out there, and there are some really [ bad ] things to say, she said. Theres a line. Did you hurt someone ? Thats the line. Another.

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  • Robert Perreault
    Israel does not occupy Jericho and lands sourounding it. Prior to the 1967 war (6 day war) Israel had warned Jordan not to join the fight against their people. This was ignored and in retribution and self-defense these areas were seized in battle and lost to Jordan. No different than any other army that conquers and takes land as their spoils. It is now Israel territory as It was in the days that they conquered Jericho in the first place. See Bible, Book of Joshua, Chap. 6. 
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