Places of Section 6

Mountain of Judah and Shephelah

69. Nicopolis - ('Amwas-Emmaus)

The city seems to be walled up, three or more towers, some gates, a peculiar building, a central basilica and other two churches.


Emmaus (Luke 24:13), whence was Cleopas who is mentioned by the Evangelist Luke. Today it is Nicopolis, a famous city of Palestine. (Eusebius, Onomasticon 90:15-17; Jerome 91:22-23)

Map Section 6 Ancient Sources Discussion


Photo: Remains of a Christian church at Emmaus-Nicopolis ('Amwas).

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