3405. Yericho or Yerecho or Yerichoh
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Yericho or Yerecho or Yerichoh: a city in the Jordan Valley captured by Joshua
Original Word: יְרֵחוֹ
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Transliteration: Yericho or Yerecho or Yerichoh
Phonetic Spelling: (yer-ee-kho')
Short Definition: Jericho

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
a city in the Jordan Valley captured by Joshua
NASB Translation
Jericho (57).

יְרִיחוֺ, יְרִיחֹה, יְרֵחוֺ57

proper name, of a location Jericho (on form see Baer on Joshua 2:1; Jeremiah 39:5Einl. 49; √ and meaning dubious; according to Thes and others from רָוַח, = regio fragrans, the district abounding in palms, rose-gardens, balsam, etc.); — יְרִיחוֺ Joshua 2:1 27t. Joshua. (19 t. J E, 3 t. D, 6 t. P), + 5 t. 2 Kings 2; יְרִחוֺ Joshua 18:21; 2 Samuel 10:5; Jeremiah 39:5; Jeremiah 52:8; יְרִחֹה 1 Kings 16:34; יְרֵחוֺ Deuteronomy 34:1 (P), Deuteronomy 34:3 (D), Numbers 22:1 (P) + 9 t. P, 2 Kings 25:5; Ezra 2:34; Nehemiah 3:2; Nehemiah 7:36 3t. Chronicles; — Canaanite city taken by Joshua Joshua 6:1 (JE) +; having a king Joshua 2:2,3; Joshua 8:2; Joshua 10:1 (all J E), Joshua 10:28,30; Joshua 12:9 (all D); near Jordan, whence (יְרִיחוֺ) יַרְדֵּן יְרֵחוֺ, see יַרְדֵּן above; Mt. Nebo is described as עַלמְּֿנֵי יְרֵחוֺ Deuteronomy 32:49; Deuteronomy 34:1 (P); (called עִיר הַתְּמָרִים Judges 1:16; Judges 3:13; so in apposition Deuteronomy 34:3; 2Chronicles 28:15); the adjacent plain is called בִּקְעַת יְרֵחוֺ Deuteronomy 34:3 (JE); עַרְבוֺת יְרֵחוֺ 2 Kings 25:5 = Jeremiah 39:5 = Jeremiah 52:8; יְרִיחוֺ ׳ע Joshua 4:13; Joshua 5:10 (both P); among returning exiles appear בְּנֵי יְרֵחוֺ Ezra 2:34 = Nehemiah 7:36, and among builders of wall אַנְשֵׁי יְרֵחוֺ Nehemiah 3:2 (Be Ry Ryle on the passage and Ezra 2:34); — modern (E)rî µâ; see also GASmGeogr. 266 ff.

ירך (√ of following; meaning dubious).

עִיר הַתְּמָרִים (city of palms) = יְרִיחוֺ q. v.


Or Yrechow {yer-ay-kho'}; or variation (1 Kings 16:34) Yriychoh {yer-ee-kho'}; perhaps from yareach; its month; or else from ruwach; fragrant; Jericho or Jerecho, a place in Palestine -- Jericho.

see HEBREW yareach

see HEBREW ruwach

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