New International Version
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
King James Bible
And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
Darby Bible Translation
And behold, two of them were going on the same day to a village distant sixty stadia from Jerusalem, called Emmaus;
World English Bible
Behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia from Jerusalem.
Young's Literal Translation
And, lo, two of them were going on during that day to a village, distant sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, the name of which is Emmaus,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, two of them - This long and interesting account is not mentioned by Matthew nor John, and is only glanced at by Mark, Mark 16:12, Mark 16:13. One of these disciples was Cleopas, Luke 24:18, and the other is supposed by many learned men, both ancient and modern, to have been Luke himself. See the sketch of his life prefixed to these notes. Some of the ancient versions have called the other disciple Ammaus and Ammaon, reading the verse thus: Behold two of them, Ammaus and Cleopas, were going in that very day to a village about sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem. But the Persian says positively that it was Luke who accompanied Cleopas. See the inscription to section 140 of this Gospel in the Polyglott. Dr. Lightfoot thinks it was Peter, and proves that Cleopas and Alpheus were one and the same person.
Threescore furlongs - Some MSS. say 160 furlongs, but this is a mistake; for Josephus assigns the same distance to this village from Jerusalem as the evangelist does. War, b. vii. c. 6. s. 6. Αμμαους απεχει των Ἱεροσολυμων σταδιους ἑξηκοντα, Ammaus is sixty stadia distant from Jerusalem, about seven English miles and three-quarters. A stadium was about 243 yards, according to Arbuthnot.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Emmaus. Emmaus was situated, according to the testimony both of Luke and Josephus, sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, that is, about seven miles and a half. It has generally been confounded with Emmaus, a city of Judah, afterwards called Nicopolis; but Reland has satisfactorily shown that they were distinct places; the latter, according to the old Itinerary of Palestine, being situated
10 miles from Lydda, and
22 miles from Jerusalem. D'Arvieux states, that going from Jerusalem to Rama, he took the right from the high road to Rama, at some little distance from Jerusalem, and 'travelled a good league over rocks and flint stones, to the end of the valley of terebinthine trees,' until he reached Emmaus; which 'seems, by the ruins which surround it, to have been formerly larger that it was in our Saviour's time. The Christians, while masters of the Holy Land, re-established it a little, and built several churches. Emmaus was not worth the trouble of having come out of the way to see it.'
Eversley, 1856. St. Luke xxiv. 5, 6. "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen." This is a very solemn day; for on this day the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. The question for us is, how ought we to keep it? that is, what sort of thoughts ought to be in our minds upon this day? Now, many most excellent and pious persons, and most pious books, seem to think that we ought to-day to think as much as possible of the sufferings of our Blessed Lord; and because we …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
September 18 Morning
The Living Dead
Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country.
They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
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