Jericho


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Jer·i·cho

 (jĕr′ĭ-kō′)
An ancient city of Palestine near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A stronghold commanding the valley of the lower Jordan River, it was, according to the Bible, captured and destroyed by Joshua.

Jericho

(ˈdʒɛrɪˌkəʊ)
n
(Placename) a town in the West Bank near the N end of the Dead Sea, 251 m (825 ft) below sea level: on the site of an ancient city, the first place to be taken by the Israelites under Joshua after entering the Promised Land in the 14th century bc (Joshua 6)

Jer•i•cho

(ˈdʒɛr ɪˌkoʊ)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jericho - a village in Palestine near the north end of the Dead SeaJericho - 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
West Bank - an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians
Translations

Jericho

[ˈdʒerɪkəʊ] NJericó m

Jericho

nJericho nt

Jericho

[ˈdʒɛrɪˌkəʊ] nGerico f
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Suppose you tell him you wish to go from Hamburg to Peking by the way of Jericho, and are ignorant of routes and prices-- the next morning he will hand you a piece of paper with the whole thing worked out on it to the last detail.
And what's more -- if I was one of them I would see a man in Jericho before I would drop my business and come to him for the rub- bing of an old tin lamp.
But on it went again, to our great surprise and mortification, till we gave it up in despair, and all wished ourselves at Jericho.
I was the more flattered because I am not a vain man, and am not, like some, accustomed to take hearts as the Israelites took Jericho with the blast of one's own trumpet.
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Therefore, as those young prophets then with care Sought lost Eliah, so in each place these Nigh to Bethabara--in Jericho The city of palms, AEnon, and Salem old, Machaerus, and each town or city walled On this side the broad lake Genezaret, Or in Peraea--but returned in vain.
He's as far awa' from the truth as John o' Groat's House is from Jericho.
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