Definition of Jericho in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjerəˌkō/ /ˈdʒɛrəˌkoʊ/

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proper noun

  • A town in Palestine, on the West Bank, north of the Dead Sea. According to the Bible, Jericho was a Canaanite city destroyed by the Israelites after they crossed the River Jordan into the Promised Land. Occupied by the Israelis since the Six Day War of 1967, it was the first area given partial autonomy under the PLO–Israeli peace accord in 1994.