The exact location of the site of Emmaus is not known. It is believed to be the little settlement located about 16 kilometers west of Jerusalem.
Many sites have been suggested for the biblical Emmaus, among them Emmaus Nicopolis (ca. 160 stadia from Jerusalem), Kiryat Anavim (66 stadia from Jerusalem on the carriage road to Jaffa, Coloniya (36 stadia on the carriage road to Jaffa), el-Kubeibeh (63 stadia, on the Roman road to Lydda, Artas (60 stadia from Jerusalem) and Khurbet al-Khamasa (86 stadia on the Roman road to Eleutheropolis.
"and behold, two of them went that day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about three-score furlongs" (luke 24:13)
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Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio, 1601
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The Church of Emmaus (El Qubeibeh)
At Emmaus, Jesus met Cleophas and Simon after his Resurrection and ate with them. The Franciscans built a church on the spot where Cleophas' house was believed to have stood. Others believe that the site of Emmaus is where the Trappist Monastery at the Latrun now stands.
The Stained glass winodows of the Franciscan Basilica at Emmaus
"that very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus" (luke 24:13)
"while they were talking and discussing together. Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes kept from recognizing him". (luke 24:15-16)
"when he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him". (luke 24:30-31)
"and they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together... Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was know to them in the breaking of the bread". (luke 24:33-35)
Main article: Emmaus Nicopolis
Emmaus Map Nikopolis compare to Israel