Word Summary
Yericho or Yerecho or Yerichoh: a city in the Jordan Valley captured by Joshua
Original Word: יְרִיחוֹ
Transliteration: Yericho or Yerecho or Yerichoh
Phonetic Spelling: (yer-ee-kho')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: a city in the Jordan Valley captured by Joshua
Meaning: Jericho -- a city in the Jordan Valley captured by Joshua
Strong's Concordance

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


H3405. Yericho

or Yerecho or Yerichoh יְרֵחוֺ יְרִיחֹה, יְרִיחוֺ,57

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.); — יְרִיחוֺJoshua 2:1 27t. Joshua. (19 t. J E, 3 t. D, 6 t. P), + 5 t. 2 Kings 2; יְרִחוֺ18:21; 2 Samuel 10:5; Jeremiah 39:5; 52:8; יְרִחֹה1 Kings 16:34; יְרֵחוֺDeuteronomy 34:1 (P), 34:3 (D), Numbers 22:1 (P) + 9 t. P, 2 Kings 25:5; Ezra 2:34; Nehemiah 3:2; 7:36 3t. Chronicles; — Canaanite city taken by Joshua Joshua 6:1 (JE) +; having a king 2:2-3, 8:2; 10:1 (all J E), 10:28, 30; 12:9 (all D); near Jordan, whence (יְרִיחוֺ‎) יְרֵחוֺ יַרְדֵּן‎, see יַרְדֵּן‎ above; Mt. Nebo is described as יְרֵחוֺ עַלמְּֿנֵיDeuteronomy 32:49; 34:1 (P); (called הַתְּמָרִים עִירJudges 1:16; 3:13; so in apposition Deuteronomy 34:3; 2 Chronicles 28:15); the adjacent plain is called יְרֵחוֺ בִּקְעַתDeuteronomy 34:3 (JE); יְרֵחוֺ עַרְבוֺת2 Kings 25:5 = Jeremiah 39:5 = 52:8; ׳ע יְרִיחוֺJoshua 4:13; 5:10 (both P); among returning exiles appear יְרֵחוֺ בְּנֵיEzra 2:34 = Nehemiah 7:36, and among builders of wall יְרֵחוֺ אַנְשֵׁי3:2 (Be Ry Ryle on the passage and Ezra 2:34); — modern (E)rî µâ; see also GASmGeogr. 266 ff.

ירך‎ (√ of following; meaning dubious).

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