city in the West Bank, just north of the Dead Sea: site of an ancient Canaanite city whose walls, according to the Bible, were miraculously destroyed when trumpets were sounded: Josh. 6
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.
- (informal) A place of retirement or concealment.
- An ancient town in the West Bank.
- A surname.
From Hebrew יריחו (Yerikhó). Regarding the "place of concealment" sense, see 2 Samuel 10:5.
- There are also carriage roads to Bethlehem, Hebron and Jericho, and a road to Nablus was in course of construction in 1909.
- JERICHO (im p ', i m', once rTnn;, a word of disputed meaning, whether "fragrant" or "moon [-god] city"), an important town in the Jordan valley some 5 m.
- The extra-Biblical history of Jericho is as disastrous as are the records preserved in the Scriptures.
- Indeed, the site of Jericho has shifted several times.
- In 1907-8 the Canaanite Jericho was excavated under the direction of Prof. Sellin of Vienna.