Place Name JERICHO

TYPE: Settlement
OTHER SCRIPTS: יְרִיחוֹ (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JER-i-ko (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, possibly related to the Hebrew word יָרֵחַ (yareach) meaning "moon", or otherwise to the Hebrew word רֵיחַ (reyach) meaning "fragrant". This is the name of a city in Palestine, mentioned several times in the Old Testament.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ariha (Arabic), Yericho (Biblical Hebrew)
Entry added May 31, 2018