(El) Qubeiba (in the Judean Hills)

(Luke 24:18)

Arab village in Judean Hills. Site of Crusader settlement called Mahomaria Lapetita in Spanish. The Frankish name was Parva Mahomaria. Both names are translations of the Arabic Qubeiba, which means “little dome.”

According to a late Christian tradition, the site was identified with the New Testament Emmaus. Remains of a Crusader fortress and church, which were built over ruins of a Byzantine one which was in turn ed-pills24.com over ruins of an ancient room, believed to be the house of Cleopas who saw the risen Jesus in Emmaus.

“And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?” (Luke 24:18).
The remains of what is traditionally believed to be the House of Cleopas is enclosed in glass. Qubeiba is also the location of an ancient Samaritan synagogue.


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