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Bible Meaning: Warm baths
Strong's Concordance #G1695

The city of Emmaus is only mentioned by the gospel writer Luke (Luke 24:13). It was located about 60 furlongs or roughly 7 and 1/2 miles (12 kilometers) from Jerusalem.

On the day Jesus' empty tomb was revealed to the world, two disciples were traveling the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. An unknown man came to them as they spoke about the Lord's death and feigned not knowing about the crucifixion.

The stranger, after asking two questions while accompanying them to Emmaus, explained why it was necessary the Messiah suffer, die and be resurrected (Luke 24:25 - 27). After arriving at their destination the men sat to eat a meal. After the unknown man broke bread it finally occurred to the two men that the stranger was Jesus! He vanished from their view the moment they understood it was him (verses 28 - 31)!

Location of Emmaus near Jerusalem Map
Location of Emmaus

Important Verses

Luke 24:13 - 15, 17, 25 - 26, 30 - 31
And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them . . .

And he (Jesus) said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? . . .

Then he (Jesus) said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? . . .

And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

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