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Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio, 1601

Emmaus (Greek: Ἐμμαούς, Latin: Emmaus{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; Hebrew: ) is a town mentioned in the Gospel of Luke from the New Testament. Luke reports that Jesus appeared, after his death and resurrection, before two of his disciples while they were walking on the road to Emmaus.<ref>Holy Bible: St. Luke 24: 13-35; Encyclopedia Judaica, Keter Publishing House, Jerusalem, 1972, "Emmaus," Vol. 6, pp. 726-727</ref>

Its geographical identification is not clear, several locations having been suggested throughout history. We only know that it was connected by a road with Jerusalem; the distance given by Luke varies in different manuscripts and the figure given has been made even more ambiguous by interpretations.<ref name=CathEnc/>

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